Rolling Lane Closures Begin on H Street between 4th and 10th for OCS Installation

On Monday, November 4 at approximately 7:00 am, traffic on H Street between 4th Street NE and 10th Street NE will begin experiencing rolling curb lane closures to allow for installation of the overhead catenary system (OCS) hardware. This hardware installation is in advance of OCS wire installation. The OCS transmits power from the traction power substations to the streetcar.

As the DC Streetcar construction team moves into the final stage of construction along H/Benning before streetcar delivery, the Design-Build Team will be installing the OCS hardware on the north side of H Street NE, beginning at 4th Street NE and heading eastbound to 10th Street NE. Work will alternate between the north and south sides of H Street. Motorists are advised to please adhere to the “No Parking Signs” along the corridor, as parking and traffic violations (such as double-parking) will be strictly enforced. The installation will take place over a couple of weeks, with each block’s parking restrictions being released upon completion.

Loading zone areas will be impacted when work is occurring in a particular block. Freight and delivery vehicles are asked to please adhere to the parking restrictions wherever “No Parking Signs” appear between 4th and 10th Streets NE. Entrances to businesses and driveway access will be maintained.

Pedestrians and persons with disabilities will have complete access to the corridor and will not be affected by this work. DDOT and WMATA are working together to make certain their level of service is maintained along the corridor.

The construction team will make every effort to mitigate impacts to parking during this work. The continued support and patience of the community is essential in order to meet this aggressive completion schedule. We ask that motorists and pedestrians use caution as they travel through or near the work zone, and follow all restrictions. 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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