Media Contact: John Lisle (DDOT) at (202) 671-2004
(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement temporary traffic restrictions at 15th Street and Benning Road, NE, on Saturday, January 23, to accommodate roadway reconstruction work in the Starburst intersection.
From 9 am on January 23 through the end of February, northbound 15th Street motorists will be prohibited from proceeding through the Starburst intersection onto Bladensburg Road. Motorists on 15th Street, which is one-way north, will be directed to turn right onto Benning Road.
Drivers who wish to reach Bladensburg Road or other points to the north may proceed along Benning Road to 17th Street, turn left on 17th and then left onto Maryland Avenue to reach Bladensburg Road.
In addition, the following Metrobus stops will be temporarily relocated:
- Bus Stop # 1001107, which serves the northbound B2 (Bladensburg Road-Anacostia) line, will be moved from 15th and Benning Road to the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Benning Road, a short distance to the west.
- Bus Stop # 1001164, which serves the southbound B2 bus, will be moved one block north, from Bladensburg Road at H Street to Bladensburg Road at Morse Street.
Signs will be posted at the existing bus stops to direct riders to the new locations.
The work is part of DDOT’s Benning Road reconstruction project. More information about the project is available on the DDOT website, www.ddot.dc.gov, under the “Major Construction Initiatives” menu selection.