Oklahoma Ave & Benning Rd Intersection Closed October 21-23

Intersection of Oklahoma Avenue & Benning Road, NE To Close Oct 21-23 For Final Paving

The District Department of Transportation will close the intersection of Oklahoma Avenue and Benning Road NE for three days – Wednesday through Friday, October 21-23 – for final paving of the roadway in the intersection.

Weather permitting, the intersection will be closed at 9:30 am Wednesday, October 21, and will re-open upon completion of the work by the end of the work day on Friday, October 23.

During the three-day period, northbound Oklahoma Avenue motorists will be unable to turn left onto Benning Road but may still turn right onto Benning. Westbound Benning Road motorists will be unable to turn left onto Oklahoma, but eastbound Benning Road motorists may still turn right onto Oklahoma.

Detour signs will be posted, directing left-turning Benning Road motorists to 21st Street and left-turning Oklahoma Avenue motorists to E Street.

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. All work from 16th Street to the project’s east end just east of Oklahoma Avenue is scheduled for completion by mid-December 2009. Work on the Starburst Plaza and intersection – at 15th Street, H Street, Maryland and Florida Avenues, and Benning and Bladensburg Roads – will be finished in the spring of 2010.

Thank you for your patience.

For more information or assistance, contact: Margaret Gentry, Community Relations Specialist, MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, 202.320.8534 or magentry@mactec.com. MACTEC is DDOT’s construction manager for the project.

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