Continues to Mismanage and Delay the Klingle Road Project
February 17, 2004
The Districts Department of Transportation (DDOT) flouts Council
directives regarding the Klingle Road Restoration Project. Bill
B15-0061, passed by the DC Council last May, spelled out DDOTs
responsibilities for restoring historic Klingle Road. According to the
Bill, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was to have been done
immediately. Once the EA was approved, design and construction was
to begin. Instead, here we are 9 months later, and DDOT is just
now beginning a more-involved Environmental Impact Study (EIS),
and intends to hold more public meetings on the Project.
want to know why DDOT continues to delay the Klingle Road Restoration
Project. There are also other inconsistencies about what has and
has not happened in other DDOT Klingle requirements that just dont
match up, says Laurie Collins, Coalition member.
is interesting to compare the administration's handling
of the Klingle Road Restoration Project against their handling of the
Mayor's Mansion project: Note the similarities -- Klingle involves a
road restoration adjacent U.S. park land, while the Mansion involved a
completely new road through U.S. park land -- and the differences -- an
EA for the Mayor's mansion was completed and approved in a few
months...Klingle Road was closed for repairs in 1991, and we are still
waiting for environmental reviews to be completed.
all injustices, bureaucratic injustice corrupts.