The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is rolling out changes to loading zones along the H/Benning corridor that coincide with the arrival of DC Streetcar to the District. Starting Monday, December 16, 2013, loading zones along the H/Benning will be moved to side-streets.
In the two years of planning for the delivery of DC Streetcar, DDOT took into account the approved DDOT DC Streetcar Design Plan, business and residential stakeholder feedback, delivery schedules (times/locations), and streetcar hours of streetcar operation.
Newly posted signage identifies loading zone locations that have been shifted from H Street NE to portions of side streets between 4th Street to 14th NE Street. Truck and bus travel rules on restricted side streets remain intact for through traffic. A clear path for streetcar needs to be maintained at all times, therefore, double-parking of any vehicle is prohibited and strictly enforced. Impeding the operation of streetcar will result in vehicles being ticketed and towed.
Delivery trucks are required to take the quickest path using designated truck routes to access the loading zones within the corridor. Here is a map of the new loading zones and truck routes.
Loading zone changes are taking place citywide in preparation for the significant increase of freight to the District.
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 [email protected] or (202) 210-3700. Thank you for your patience!