DDOT Metropolitan Branch Trail Phase II


Washington, D.C.



Project Size

12 Miles

Completion Date


Total Cost

$20 Million



Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided survey services for the development of Phase II of the Metropolitan Branch Trail for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) extension extends from John McCormack Drive to the Fort Totten Metro Station and Gallatin Street NE. This segment of the trail serves to facilitate local access and connectivity between the Fort Totten Metro Station, Catholic University of America and the surrounding communities and provide the users with a safe and visually appealing experience.

The project included construction of a new multi-use trail, construction of three retaining walls, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control facilities, ADA ramps and sidewalks, pedestrian lighting system, pavement markings, and landscaping improvements. The WM survey team provided boundary and topographic surveys for four separate tasks for the MBT: Brookland-CUA Station, John McCormack Road, Blair Road NW, and 1st Street & McDonald PL NE. The team also prepared easements and title reports for the WMATA-owned parcel.

Photos courtesy of: Capital Trails Coalition

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