Median Lane Closures on Benning Road NE for 19th Street Platform Modification

Lanes closures on Benning Road NE between 18th and 21st Streets through construction

Please be advised that beginning today, Monday, June 29, 2015, there will be lane closures on Benning Road NE around 19th Street NE in order to make Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades to the 19th Street DC Streetcar platform . All work is contingent upon weather.

Lane closures closed throughout the platform construction:

  • Eastbound median lane between 18th Street NE and 20th Street NE
  • Westbound median lane between 19th Street NE and 21st Street NE

All legal turn movements at this intersection will be allowed – motorists shall use caution as they merge into available turning bays.  Lane closures will remain approximately three weeks or until work is completed.

Pedestrians will be prohibited from crossing Benning Road at the intersection of 19thStreet NE. Pedestrians may cross at either 18th Street NE or 21st Street NE. We ask that pedestrians follow all signage and use crosswalks.

There will no impacts to Metrobus service.

We ask that motorists, pedestrians and cyclists 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 contact us at any time to share concerns or request more information at or (202) 210-3700. Thank you for your patience!

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