- OCS Wires are now fully energized on H/Benning. Read more here.
- Be aware of activity as you approach construction zones.
- Remove your earphones and pause your conversation.
- Follow our safety tips to help prevent accidents. Accidents can be avoided!
- Read more about DC Streetcar safety here.
Communication During Construction and Safety Testing
Safety encompasses all aspects of the DC Streetcar system’s functions, including during construction. The DC Streetcar Team sends regular construction updates to those who wish to receive them. Special focus is given to those in the immediate construction area, including local businesses. Sign up to receive updates and download helpful safety tips here.
Construction Zone Safety Tips
|Construction zones are ADA compliant. Alternative routes are provided with clear signage. Sidewalks must be 3-feet wide allowing wheelchairs to pass through the area with ease.||Bicyclists in a construction zone are urged to follow these safety tips:
||Directional signs will be in place to detour motorists around the work zone.
||When walking near the Testing and Commissioning Site,
pedestrians should use caution near South Capitol Street, where streetcar vehicles will occasionally cross.
|Streetcars are powered by electricity. Use caution when approaching a work zone where the overhead wire system is being installed.
Bicyclists Map Your Route
Before you ride, consider using G, I, or Gales Street NE as an alternative to H Street and Benning Road NE, especially during rush hours. Map Your Route is a quick map resource for cyclists to choose alternate routes. It also includes DC Streetcar stops and Capital Bikeshare locations along the H/Benning Line. Download a copy here.