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Montgomery Parks and the National Capital Planning Commission announce the release of the Little Falls Parkway Improvements Project draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and start of public comment period  

Home / Montgomery Parks and the National Capital Planning Commission announce the release of the Little Falls Parkway Improvements Project draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and start of public comment period  

WHEATON, Md. – Montgomery Parks and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) announce the publication and start of a 30-day public comment period for the draft Environmental Assessment for the Little Falls Parkway Improvements project.

Comments about the draft Environmental Assessment may be submitted to the National Capital Planning Commission online through July 18, 2024. 

The project, initiated by Montgomery Parks, will reconfigure the segment of Little Falls Parkway from Arlington Road to Dorset Avenue from four lanes to two lanes maintaining the existing median dividing the lanes. A new protected shared use path and buffered bicycle lane, as well as other traffic, safety, environmental and connectivity improvements are included. The project was approved by the Montgomery County Council in January 2024.  

The purpose of NCPC’s review is to ensure that the project aligns with the requirements of the Capper-Cramton Act. This Act mandates that any development of parkland purchased with Capper-Cramton funds must be consistent with park use and public benefits. These benefits include enhancing safety for park users, improving water quality in streams, enhancing park accessibility, and preserving park resources. The draft Environmental Assessment informs NCPC’s review in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for federal actions. 

Additional information about the NCPC review process can be accessed online. 

About Montgomery Parks      
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is focused on promoting physical activity, social connectivity, and environmental stewardship, especially in diverse and urbanizing areas, with an emphasis on teens, working-age adults, and seniors. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. MontgomeryParks.org  

Accessibility     
Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.orgto request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Accessibility for more information.   

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