Left: Brookland Metro station area today. Image from Google Maps. Right: Metro station sub-area plan. (from article within Greater Greater Washington)
Corridor Suitable for Cut and Cover Railway - Highway Tunnel, yet official planing sells out to real estate development
Chocks of the construction of the hugely useful North Central Freeway corridor, proposed by the Kennedy Administration in November 1962, but hugely botched with a 1964 engineering study that routed the highway needlessly through neighborhoods.
North Central B&O Metropolitan Branch RR corridor midway between Potomac and eastern Capital Beltway. (shown with I-95 Northeast Freeway via the Fort Drive - Northwest Branch Route).
1962 Kennedy Administration plan with WMATA and B&O Route North Central Freeway
1964 North Central Freeway engineering study deviates seriously from the 1962 Kennedy proposal, officials considered this until the late 1960s as a 'cheaper' alternative
to the 1962 concept featured in the
supplementary North Central Freeway study report of 1966
1971 North Central Freeway
with I-95 Northeast Freeway via the Fort Drive - Northwest Branch Route,
with cut and cover tunnel segment
from Rhode Island Avenue to north of Monroe Street NE
displacing 34 existing houses
with new development and parkland
PEPCO-B&O offers greatest serviceability and least displacement
with greatest use of existing corridors.
Yet this is all often poorly reported.