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jack



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Klingle Road Reply with quote

Twenty-one years after the closing of Klingle Road, the battle continues.

Lawsuit demanding a stop to any work on the bike/hike trail:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84534150/Klingle-Complaint

DC/Federal response, calling for the suit to be dismissed:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84535971/Federal-Motion-to-Dismiss

Washington City Paper report:
Klingle’s Back! Road Fight Enters Realm of Absurdity With Federal Court Battle
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2012/03/08/klingle-road-fight-officially-enters-realm-of-absurdity-with-federal-court-battle/#more-24195

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: the Klingle Trail Reply with quote

Is in the Mayor's capital budget:

KA0-TRL01-KLINGLE TRAIL COMPLETION
Agency: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KA0)
Implementing Agency: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KA0)
Project No: TRL01
Ward: 3
Location: KLINGLE ROAD NW
Facility Name or Identifier: LOCAL STREETS
Status: New
Useful Life of the Project: 15
Estimated Full Funding Cost:$3,000,000

Description: Construction of a multi-use trail facility within the 0.7 mile barricaded portion of Klingle Road between Porter Street, NW, and Cortland Place, NW.

Justification: -

Progress Assessment: FHWA has determined that the Preferred Alternative and options for the Klingle Valley Trail project will not have a significant impact on the natural, human, or built environment as defined by the CEQ.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not the full price tag. As a member of the Sierra Club I'm furious that they announced this couple of blocks hike trail is going to cost $12M. Terrible!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: Klingle Road Reply with quote

jack wrote:
Twenty-one years after the closing of Klingle Road, the battle continues.

Lawsuit demanding a stop to any work on the bike/hike trail:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84534150/Klingle-Complaint

DC/Federal response, calling for the suit to be dismissed:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/84535971/Federal-Motion-to-Dismiss

Washington City Paper report:
Klingle’s Back! Road Fight Enters Realm of Absurdity With Federal Court Battle
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2012/03/08/klingle-road-fight-officially-enters-realm-of-absurdity-with-federal-court-battle/#more-24195

-- Jack


The lawsuit fails:

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/35479-efforts-to-halt-klingle-valley-hiking-and-biking-trail-plans-shut-down-by-dc-federal-court.html

Klingle Road -- closed to motor vehicles since 1991 -- is one step closer to becoming the hiking and biking trail approved by the D.C. Council in 2008 and supported by Friends of the Earth

WASHINGTON, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--August 10, 2012. Yesterday the U.S. District Court in D.C. dismissed a lawsuit that sought to compel the reconstruction of Klingle Road. The closed road runs through Klingle Valley in Rock Creek Park.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Klingle Valley Trail Reply with quote

Fourteen years after the road was closed -- work on the Klingle Valley Trail is finally about to begin:

Construction has kicked off this summer on a long-contentious biking and hiking path known as the Klingle Valley Trail, according to the D.C. Department of Transportation.

The project team is working on site preparation, utilities and other jobs throughout the summer, the agency’s Paul Hoffman reported Monday at an advisory neighborhood commission meeting.

When completed — the goal is December 2016 — the 0.7-mile connection between Cortland Place and Porter Street will link to the Rock Creek multi-use trail. The $6 million project will outfit the Klingle trail with new drainage and stormwater systems, lighting, and new trees and landscaping.

A project timeline shows Washington Gas replacement work will take place into October; then creek restoration and trail work will begin on the Cortland Place to Connecticut Avenue portion of the trail.


(NW Current, July 22, 2015)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:11 pm    Post subject: Klingle Valley Trail Reply with quote

Here's the project website: http://www.klinglevalleytrail.com/

I see that in my previous message I wrote "fourteen years after the road was closed . . . " That's wrong, of course: it's been 24 years. -- Jack
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