Temporary Left Turn Restrictions on Benning Road NE at 16th Beginning Monday Posted on June 27, 2014 Beginning Monday, June 30, 2014, there will be left-turn restrictions going eastbound on Benning Road NE at 16th Street NE to allow for the widening of existing turn lanes adjacent to the streetcar track slab. Motorists traveling northbound on 16th Street NE can proceed straight into the Hechinger Mall parking lot and make right-turn movements onto eastbound Benning Road NE. Motorists traveling eastbound on Benning Road NE are prohibited from turning left turn into Hechinger Mall for the duration of the closure. Pedestrians and Metrobus patrons are advised to utilize the crosswalk on the east side of 16th Street NE to access the north side of Benning Road NE. Temporary turn-restrictions will last approximately three weeks; contingent upon weather. We ask that motorists and pedestrians use caution as they travel through or near the work zone, and follow all restrictions. Please watch for advance warning signs alerting motorists to changes in traffic patterns and detours. All construction activities are contingent upon 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 at [email protected] or (202) 210-3700. Thank you for your patience!