The City of Alexandria is proposing to construct a new segment of Old Cameron Run Trail (OCRT), a multi-use, two-way bicycle and pedestrian trail that will create a more direct and conflict-free connection for bicyclists and pedestrians. Straughan is supporting the development of construction documentation and environmental permits necessary for the completion of OCRT. As part of this effort, we conducted a Natural Resource Inventory, which included agency coordination to confirm the presence of rare, threatened, and endangered species, a wetland and waterway field investigation and report, and a tree inventory.
Because the project includes federal and state aid and permitting actions, compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Virginia Antiquities Act is required. Straughan initiated cultural resource consultation by preparing a letter assessing the potential of the project to affect historic resources and completing a Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR) Project Review Form for submittal to cultural resource stakeholders, including FHWA, the Alexandria Office of Archaeology, and VDHR.