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Environmental Assessment (Draft) Released for Public Review and Comment

The Environmental Assessment (Draft) for The Boring Company’s D.C. to Baltimore Loop Project is now available for review and comment at www.dcbaltimoreloop.com.  The document has been prepared in accordance with the CEQ Regulations and 23 CFR 771.  Also available for review and comment is the Draft Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Programmatic Agreement.  You may enter comments for either document directly online or, if you prefer to mail written comments, they should be addressed to the attention of:

Ms. Donna Buscemi
Project Sponsor Liaison
Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering
Maryland Department of Transportation
State Highway Administration
707 N. Calvert Street, Mailstop C-301
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

All comments received by June 8, 2019 will be considered in the decision making process for this project.  Should you have any questions or require a hard copy, you may contact MDOT SHA by phone at 410-545-8500.  You are also welcome to contact the project representative for The Boring Company, Mike Thompson (mike.thompson@boringcompany.com), for more information or to ask questions related to the project.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Boring Company (TBC) proposes to construct and operate an alternative, high speed transportation option for travel between Washington, District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland.

The proposed action consists of the construction of approximately 35.3 miles of parallel, twin underground tunnels (Main Artery tunnels), extending from 55 New York Avenue NE in Washington, D.C. to parking facilities for Oriole Park at Camden Yards located at 333 Camden Street, Baltimore, MD. The underground alignment for the Main Artery tunnels would generally parallel beneath public rights-of-way for US 50/New York Avenue NE in Washington, D.C., the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, MD 295, and Russell Street in Baltimore, MD.

Electronic, battery-powered, autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) traveling at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour would transport passengers through the Main Artery tunnels between the termini in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. In addition to the Main Artery tunnels, project components would include two Loop Stations at the termini points, 20-70 ventilation shafts distributed along the corridor, and four launch shaft sites for tunnel boring machines. At least one of the launch sites would be ultimately converted into a maintenance terminal for AEVs.

Federal High Administration Releases Draft Section 106 Programatic Agreement for Review and Comment

The Federal Highway Administration’s Draft Section 106 Programmatic Agreement for The Boring Company’s Washington, D.C. to Baltimore Loop Project is now available for review and comment at www.dcbaltimoreloop.com. You may enter comments directly online using the web form or, if you prefer to submit written comments, they should be addressed to the attention of:

 Ms. Lana Lau
Environmental Protection Specialist
Office of Project Development and Environmental Review
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room E76-201
Washington, D.C. 20590
Lana.Lau@dot.gov

All comments must be received by June 8, 2019. Should you have questions you may contact David Clarke at David.clarke@dot.gov  or at 202-366-2060.

Now Available - Project Informational Video

The project website, www.dcbaltimoreloop.com, includes a link to an informational video about the project.