Minnesota Avenue Extension Environmental Assessment

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is investigating the extension of Minnesota Avenue, NE, from Sheriff Road to Meade Street. Minnesota Avenue is a major north-south roadway on the east side of the Anacostia River. It is located wholly within the District of Columbia and extends from Good Hope Road near the 11th Street Bridge in Northeast to Eastern Avenue and the District line to the north. Minnesota Avenue provides convenient access to the approaches of the Benning, John Phillip Sousa, and 11th Street Bridges and to residential and commercial areas, religious institutions, schools and public parks along its route. The proposed project is located in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, DC and would consist of constructing of a new four-lane roadway and associated intersection improvements, upgrading and installing traffic control measures, modifying or constructing drainage facilities, and adding pedestrian facilities. The proposed extension would complete a longplanned missing segment of Minnesota Avenue between Sheriff Road and Meade Street in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, DC.