DC Streetcar Construction Continues Along H Street/Benning Road Posted on January 23, 2013 Impacts Minimal for Next Two Months 1/23/2013 (Washington, DC) – Construction work along the H Street/Benning Road to ready the corridor for DC Streetcar continues. During the months of January and February, work will include surveying activities, track bonding and utility relocations. Impacts Surveying activities: Occasional sidewalk and lane closures to provide access to manholes and test digs to identify/locate utilities at 3rd Street, 6th-9th Streets, 12th Street and 23rd Street to east of Oklahoma Avenue. Track bonding: Alternating lane closures to maintain traffic flow at each of eleven locations between 3rd Street and East of Oklahoma Avenue. Track bonding (or cross-bonding) ensures the efficiency of the traction power system by connecting heavy-gauge wire from rail to rail and track to track. Utility relocations: Sidewalk and lane closures to allow for open trench work at 3rd Street, 6th-9th Streets, 12th Street and 23rd Street to east of Oklahoma Avenue to move various utility lines. Lane closures will be well-marked. Parking may also be affected. More detailed construction related notices, including specific dates and locations, are available by request. Please send an email to [email protected] and indicate you wish to receive H/Benning updates. For more information about the DC Streetcar, please visit at www.dcstreetcar.com.