Cross-Bond Track Repairs on the 1600 and 1700 Blocks of H Street NE

Beginning today, Thursday, October 24th, the eastbound and westbound median lanes on Benning Road NE will be closed between 16th Street NE and 17th Street NE. The lane closures are to repair small sections of the track slab, which were demolished in order to install the cross bonds. The closures will reduce the number of lanes on Benning Road NE from three to two in each direction.

Detours:

16th Street NE:

  • Eastbound Benning Road NE – Left thru lane will remain closed over night to allow for concrete to cure. Left turn lane will open into shopping center once the pour is complete.
  • Westbound Benning Road NE – Left thru lane will remain closed over night to allow for concrete to cure. Left turn lane onto 16th Street NE will open once the pour is complete. Westbound Benning Road traffic seeking to make a left onto southbound 16th Street should instead make a right onto Bladensburg Road, right onto Maryland Avenue, right onto 17th Street and a right onto Rosedale Street, giving them access to 16th Street.
  • Southbound 16th Street NE – Left turns and straight thru crossing movements will be allowed from 16th Street NE and the shopping center once the pour is complete. Southbound 16th Street traffic, exiting the mall parking lot and seeking to make a left onto eastbound Benning Road should instead exit the lot onto 17th Street, closest to Ross.
  • Northbound 16th Street NE – traffic seeking make a left onto westbound Benning Road should instead make a right on Benning then a U-turn onto 17th Street, NE.

17th Street NE:

  • Eastbound Benning Road NE – Left thru lane will remain closed over night to allow for concrete to cure. Left turn lane onto 17th Street NE will open once the pour is complete. During the pour, eastbound vehicles can make a U-Turn at 18th Street NE onto westbound Benning Road, and then make a right onto northbound 17th Street NE.
  • Westbound Benning Road NE – Left thru lane will remain closed over night to allow for concrete to cure. Left turn lane onto 17th Street NE will open once the pour is complete.  Westbound Benning Road traffic seeking to make a left onto 17th Street should instead make a right on 18th Street, left onto H street, and a left on 17th Street to proceed southward through intersection.
  • Southbound 17th Street NE – Left turns and straight thru crossing movements will be allowed from southbound 17th Street NE until concrete pour begins, and will open once the pour is complete.  During the pour, vehicles will turn right onto westbound Benning Road and make a U-Turn at 16th Street NE, then make a right onto 17th Street NE, or continue eastbound onto Benning Road.

All lanes will be reopened on Saturday, October 26th once the concrete cures.

Advance warning signs and detour signs will be placed throughout the impact area to alert motorists of any upcoming traffic changes.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather, material and equipment availability and other unforeseen conditions. We encourage you to contact us at any time to share concerns or request more information. Please direct inquiries to [email protected]dcstreetcar.com. Thank you for your patience!

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