Benning Road Extension


The Benning Road Extension represents the eastern portion of the One City Line and will extend east across the Anacostia River from Oklahoma Avenue NE to either the Minnesota Avenue or the Benning Road Metrorail Station. This Extension will connect the Ward 7 residential neighborhoods in Northeast DC to the employment core in downtown and serve planned mixed-use development located in the areas near the intersection of Benning Road and Minnesota Ave. It will also provide access to the revitalizing commercial district along H Street NE, established commercial retail businesses in Georgetown, and the Union Station Intermodal Transportation Center via the H/Benning streetcar route.

A Feasibility Study for this extension was completed in Spring 2013, in advance of a formal environmental study. Materials from the two public meetings held during this study and the final report can be found in the Project Library.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) began in December 2013. Meeting materials from the 2014 public meetings are now available online in the project library.

For more information, you can also visit the project website.

Benning Project Area