Klingle Valley Trail Meeting October 7th

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), are preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess the potential impacts of constructing a multi-use trail within the DDOT right-of-way in Klingle Valley. The multi-use trail will be constructed on the currently closed segment of Klingle Road between Porter Street, NW and Cortland Place, NW. The EA will analyze a range of alternatives for the multi-use trail. The alternatives will also include environmental and drainage system improvements of Klingle Valley.

You may recall that thanks to the efforts of WABA members and local advocates, the DC Council's Public Works and Environment Committee voted 3-2 to remove funding that would have jump-started the reconstruction of Klingle Road in Rock Creek Park. Instead, the $2 million that had been budgeted for the roadway has now been reprogrammed to pay for the remediation of storm water issues in Klingle Valley and the construction of a multi-use path. The path will be constructed with environmentally-sensitive materials.

Details of the Environmental Assessment may be found at http://www.klingletrail.com/main.asp.

WABA urges all interested parties to come out and show strong support for the Klingle Valley Trail.

Meeting details:

October 7, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm
National Zoological Park
Visitor Center Auditorium
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Hope to see you there.


(posted without the consent/permission from WABA)

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