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Policy and Process for Access to the District of Columbia Interstate and Freeway System

Policy and Process for Access to the District of Columbia Interstate and Freeway System - overhead view of freeway overpasses and bridges

The Policy and Process for Access to the District of Columbia Interstate and Freeway System [PDF] establishes the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Policy for Access to the District of Columbia Interstate and Freeway System (System).

This document, found below in the section called Related Documents, describes the procedures for reviewing and approving requests for new or modified access to the Interstate and Freeway system within the District of Columbia. The intent of this Policy is to be fully compliant with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) authority (23 U.S.C. 111) and policy (74 Federal Register 165 [27 August 2009], pp. 43743-43746) specific to the Interstate System and to establish similar technical and procedural requirements for the non interstate network (other freeways, expressways, and limited-access principal arterials) within the District.

DDOT has dual responsibilities for the DC Interstate and Freeway System. It functions as steward of the interstates in the District on behalf of FHWA and also as the agency with responsibility for the local freeway network. DDOT is responsible for submission of all requests for change in new or modified access to the Interstate System to FHWA. DDOT is also responsible for all approvals for new or modified access to the non-interstate system. At its discretion, DDOT can also engage FHWA regarding an approval for access to the non-interstate system, especially if the request concerns a facility with a direct connection to the interstate or is in close proximity to the interstate.

Requests for changes in interstate or non-interstate access are submitted to the Associate Director for Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration (PPSA). PPSA coordinates the approval process with other DDOT Administrations.

For more information please contact:

Faisal Hameed
Chief, Project Development, Environment and Sustainability Division
Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration
District Department of Transportation
55 M Street, SE 5th FL
Washington DC 20009
Phone:  (202) 671-2326
Email: faisal.hameed@dc.gov

Goal

The intent of this Policy is to be fully compliant with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Related Document

DDOT Policy and Process for Access to the DC Interstate and Freeway System - July 2010