Roadway Closures on H Street between N. Captiol and 4th Streets for OCS Modification

On Saturday, January 4th from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, eastbound traffic on H Street NE between N. Capitol Street NE and 4th Street NE will be closed for the modification of OCS infrastructure at the Western Turnaround.

Local traffic will be permitted access to and from the Union Station garage and Kaiser Permanente loading dock entrance. Traffic Control Officers (TCO) will be present to assist with pedestrian movements, to direct vehicles in and out of the garage, and to control traffic at 4th Street NE and N. Capitol Street NE.

All eastbound H Street NE traffic, west of the Hopscotch Bridge, will:

  • turn left on N. Capitol Street NE going north;
  • right on K Street NE going east;
  • right on 4th Street NE going south;
  • left on H Street NE going east.


WMATA bus service for the D8 route headed northbound to Washington Hospital Center at the H Street NE & 3rd Street NE, and 6th Street NE & H Street NE stops will be temporarily suspended.  D8 commuters should use the stop on K Street NE & 6th Street NE.  Eastbound X2 service towards Minnesota Avenue will be temporarily suspended at the H Street NE & 3rd Street NE stop.  X2 commuters are encouraged to utilize the bus stop on H Street NE & 6th Street NE for eastbound service.

Loading zones will be impacted while work is taking place in a specific block. Freight and delivery vehicles are asked to please adhere to all parking restrictions. Advanced warning variable message signs (VMS) will be updated to notify commuters of each closure. A Variable Message Sign (VMS) will be stationed east of the Starburst (15th Street NE and Benning Road NE) to direct westbound truck traffic to proceed west on Florida Avenue NE, to the detour route on K Street NE.

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 or (202) 210-3700. Thank you for your patience!

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