DC Streetcar Construction Continues Along H Street/Benning Road

Impacts Minimal for Next Two Months

 

1/23/2013

(Washington, DC) – Construction work along the H Street/Benning Road to ready the corridor for DC Streetcar continues. During the months of January and February, work will include surveying activities, track bonding and utility relocations.

Impacts

  • Surveying activities: Occasional sidewalk and lane closures to provide access to manholes and test digs to identify/locate utilities at 3rd Street, 6th-9th Streets, 12th Street and 23rd Street to east of Oklahoma Avenue.
  • Track bonding: Alternating lane closures to maintain traffic flow at each of eleven locations between 3rd Street and East of Oklahoma Avenue. Track bonding (or cross-bonding) ensures the efficiency of the traction power system by connecting heavy-gauge wire from rail to rail and track to track.
  • Utility relocations: Sidewalk and lane closures to allow for open trench work at 3rd Street, 6th-9th Streets, 12th Street and 23rd Street to east of Oklahoma Avenue to move various utility lines.

Lane closures will be well-marked. Parking may also be affected.

More detailed construction related notices, including specific dates and locations, are available by request. Please send an email to [email protected] and indicate you wish to receive H/Benning updates.

For more information about the DC Streetcar, please visit at www.dcstreetcar.com.