Traffic Shift on Benning Road NE Saturday, October 12th to Complete Work at the Pocket Tracks

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the DC Streetcar Team will shift traffic going westbound on Benning Road NE to install Overhead Catenary System (OCS) foundations and poles, PEPCO power poles, storm drain utilities, and the lead track into the Car Barn Training Center (CBTC) at the pocket tracks; weather permitting.

Westbound traffic will shift from the far right lane to the far left lane between 21st Street NE and 25th Street NE.  Traffic will continue to flow one lane in each direction throughout the shift.

Sidewalks on the north side of Benning Road NE will be closed between 21st Street NE and 26th Street NE.  Detour signs will direct pedestrians to the south side of the Benning Road NE in the work zone.

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution as they travel through or near this work zone.

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 Thank you for your patience!

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