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South Capitol Street Corridor Project: 7/30/13 Project Information Update Meeting Presentation

South Capitol Street Corridor Project: 7/30/13 Project Information Update Meeting Presentation

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South Capitol Street Corridor

Project Informational Update Meeting July 30, 2013

Tonight’s Agenda
6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Sign-In Welcome Project Update Presentation Open House Adjournment

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Today’s Speakers
• Sanjay Kumar, P.E., DDOT - Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Program Manager

• Jim Moorcroft, P.E., CH2M HILL - South Capitol Street Corridor Project Manager
• Linda Fennell, DDOT - DBE Supportive Services Program Manager and Coordinator for Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center

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Presentation Overview
• Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) • South Capitol Street Project Planning History • Project Update

• Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) and Workforce Development Goals
• Next Steps

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Anacostia Waterfront FINAL REPORT • JUNE 2005

Creating a World-Class Waterfront
• 30-Year, $10 Billion Series Projects

• Created by March 2000 Memorandum of Understanding Between the District and 19 Other Federal and Regional Agencies
• 5 Key Themes:

o Restore: A clean and active river.
o Connect: Eliminating barriers and gaining access. o Play: A great riverfront park system. o Celebrate: Cultural destinations of distinct character. o Live: Building strong waterfront neighborhoods.
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AWI Program Transportation Projects

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South Capitol Street Improvements:
o Phase 1 = $600 Million (Segments 1, 2 and demo)

o Phase 2 = $300 Million (Segments 3/4/5)

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Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
• 63-years-old, End of Useful Life • Replacement Due to:

o Age and Condition,
o Functional Limitations, and o Importance to the District’s Transportation Network and Plans • Deterioration Requires Repairs with Increasing Frequency, Cost and Traffic Impacts

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Project History

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Project Planning Process
• Included in Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Program for Creating a WorldClass Waterfront

Project Goals of Improving:
o Multi-modal Transportation, o Community Access, o Economic and Residential Development and o Safety

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Approved in Spring 2011

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Key Stakeholders
• Local Communities and Residents • Businesses • Motorists, bicyclist and pedestrians • Federal Highway Administration • U.S. Coast Guard • U.S. Navy (JBAB) • Army Corps of Engineers • National Capital Planning Commission • Commission on Fine Arts
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• Nationals Ball Club • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation • National Park Service • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority • DC Water • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency • District Department of the Environment • State Historic Preservation Office
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South Capitol Street Corridor “Creating a Grand Urban Boulevard”

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Project Update

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Project Features
• New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (FDMB) • Demolition of existing FDMB • New traffic ovals at west and east ends of FDMB • Upgraded I-295 – Suitland Parkway interchange • Improved bikeway and pedestrian access

• New drainage and stormwater management
• Landscaping and streetscape

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Project Success Goals
• Safety – at all times • On-time and within budget • Minimize traveling public impacts

• Proactive project planning and execution
• Environmental, aesthetic and sustainability commitments achieved • Quality project

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Challenges
• • • • • • • • • Project Costs and Schedule Geotechnical Conditions Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Design Environmental Remediation, Protection, Mitigation Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Maintain River Traffic During Construction Pedestrian and Bicycle Access and Connections Utilities and Other Major Project Coordination Urban Design and Aesthetics

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FEIS Bridge Alignment

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New Parallel Alignment

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Traffic Oval West of Bridge

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New Frederick Douglass
Memorial Bridge

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New Frederick Douglass
Memorial Bridge

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East Oval and I-295 Interchange

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
• 18-foot shared use bike and walkways on FDMB • 18-foot connections around and through ovals
o West oval connections to Potomac and R Street o East oval connections to Suitland Parkway, Howard Road and South Capitol Street

• Bikeway connection to Suitland Parkway bike path
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Conceptual Trail Connections

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West Pedestrian/Bike Access

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Pedestrian/Bike Travel on Bridge

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East Pedestrian/Bike Access

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Stormwater Management Features
• Mayor Gray: “In one generation, DC will be the healthiest, greenest and most livable city in U.S.” • New DDOE regulations in now effect • Strategies mimic natural hydrologic systems
o Streetscape bioretention – planting strips o Open bioretention cells – open space landscaping o Pervious pavements – allows pavement infiltration

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Stormwater/Sustainability Features

Cross Section: South Capitol Street and Traffic Oval East of the Anacostia River

Streetscape Bioretention

Permeable Pavement

Open Bioretention Area

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Property/Right of Way Acquisition

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Supplemental FEIS Process
• Supplemental FEIS is being prepared for FHWA, including updated Record Of Decision (ROD)
• Key Evaluation parameters –
o Parallel bridge alignment o Fixed v. moveable bascule designs o Navigation clearance requirements

• Anticipated ROD approval by FHWA – 2ND Quarter 2014

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Anacostia River Navigation Study
• Minimum Navigation Clearance • Stakeholder Coordination
o Moveable Bridge o Fixed Bridge o o o o U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Navy NuStar Fuel Pier Nearby Marinas

• FHWA-mandated fixed vs. moveable bridge cost-benefit analysis

• Began in April 2013

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Work Force Development Goals

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Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Goals
• DBE goal is 25% of total contract value • DBE Plan will be submitted by the contractor and approved by DDOT • DBE Compliance will be monitored and audited by
Mohammed Kabir Office of Civil Rights 202-299-2190

• For DBE Certification questions contact:
Ms. Glenda Payne Office of Civil Rights 202-671-0479
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Workforce Development
 Employee Training Requirements will be included in the construction contract
 On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship Positions will be made available  For Work Force Development questions contact:
Linda Fennell Office of Civil Rights 202-645-8620

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Next Steps

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Project Financing
• Mayor Gray included $622 million for the project in his FY 2014 budget
• Project Finance Plan is being reviewed by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) • Plan utilizes both federal and District of Columbia funds • GARVEE Bonds to be issued

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Project Phase 1 Schedule (Segments 1 and 2)
• Statement Of Qualifications
Submission date August 1, 2013 3rd Quarter 2013 4th Quarter 2013 1st Quarter 2014 2nd Quarter 2014 4th Quarter 2014

• • • • • •

Notification of Short List Issue Request for Proposals Receive Proposals Select Design-Build Team Notice to Proceed

Final Completion

4th Quarter 2018

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Minimizing Construction Impacts
Good-neighbor construction
• Limit impacts to neighbors

• Maximize accessibility and mobility
• River delivery of materials

Maintaining access during construction

• SAFETY AT ALL TIMES • Designated haul routes • Dust control • No construction worker parking in neighborhoods
Water truck controlling dust
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Staying Involved
• For more information, visit www.anacostiawaterfront.org/ SouthCapitolStreetCorridor • Receive project updates, ask questions or comment:

o Sign up tonight for the project email list
o Email: ddot.awi@dc.gov

o Call: 202-741-8528

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Open House

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