The Long Bridge Project Public Scoping Meeting

The District Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration will hold another public scoping meeting for the replacement of the Long Bridge. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 14 from 3p to 6p at the L'Enfant Plaza Club Room, Promenade Level, 470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW.

The Long Bridge connects the District to Virginia, between East Potomac Park and Long Bridge Park, respectively.

According to DDOT, the Long Bridge Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) provides an opportunity to comment on a comprehensive study to address long-term railroad capacity and reliability issues for the Long Bridge and focuses on recent project activities, next steps in the study process, the proposed EIS Study Area, and the purpose and need for the project.

While the project's main focus is on the movement of freight and passenger rail across of the Potomac, alternatives included provisions for pedestrian, bicycle, and streetcar connections.

As of the most recent meeting held February 10, 2016, the project contains six alternatives, of which 4 include provisions for bicycle or pedestrian access. These are the most recent alternatives under consideration.

The scoping meeting will be conducted as an open-house with no formal presentation. Interested members of the public are welcome at any time during the three-hour meeting period. DDOT and FRA are accepting public scoping comments on these topics until September 26, 2016.