Traffic Switch to Take Effect at H/3rd Streets NE

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at approximately 5:00 pm, traffic on H/Benning between 4th Street NE and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) entrance on Hopscotch Bridge will shift to tie in the Western Destination and Western Turnaround track work, install the tuck track and complete the permanent traffic barrier.

As the DC Streetcar construction team moves into the final stage of construction along H/Benning before streetcar delivery, traffic will shift from the north side of H Street NE to the south side, and westbound traffic will detour on 5th Street NE.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will split at the approach of the Hopscotch Bridge and travel along the curb lanes. The work zone – just east of 3rd St to west of the platform on Hopscotch Bridge – will be in the middle lanes and temporary barriers will be installed to protect the work zone. Traffic will continue to flow one lane in each direction throughout the shift.

Crosswalks at 3rd Street NE and H Street NE will be closed, and pedestrians will use the south crosswalk located between N. Capitol Street NE and 3rd Street NE near the first entrance to the Union Station garage.  Pedestrians may still at cross at the intersection of H Street NE and 4th Street NE in the north/south direction.

All current 3rd Street NE detours and turn restrictions will remain in effect.  Traffic signals will continue to flash yellow and lane-control devices will restrict any turn movements at the 3rd Street NE intersection.

Effective Monday, November 4th, the eastbound bus stop for D8, X1, and X2, will be moved back to the west side of 3rd Street.  The westbound stop remains at 4th Street, on the portable base until further notice.

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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