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Friday, 06 August 2010

Looking Toward the StarburstBig news for the Starburst Intersection! 

DDOT has announced that the final roadway paving for the Benning Road streetscape project -- which includes parts of 15th Street, H Street, Benning and Bladensburg Roads, and Maryland Ave NE -- will take place August 10 - 17.

For anyone who has driven, walked, biked or just about anything through this intersection can attest, this has been a long day coming. Details are outlined in the DDOT announcement below. Also of note, the B2 MetroBus re-routing will end on Sunday, August 8th, bringing the bus back onto its normal route and off the smaller residential streets.

Final Roadway Paving Scheduled August 10-17 Throughout The Starburst Intersection Of 15th Street, H Street, Benning & Bladensburg Roads & Maryland Avenue  NE

Brief Traffic Lane Closures Will Rotate Through the Area As The Work Progresses

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has scheduled the final surface paving for the Starburst intersections of 15th Street, H Street, Benning and Bladensburg Roads and Maryland Avenue and portions of each of these roadways on Tuesday, August 10, through Tuesday, August 17, weather permitting .

This work will require lane closures of a few hours each, affecting each segment of the roadway as a segment is being paved. The lane closures will be rotated through the work area so as to apply only to the segment being paved at any given time. The work will begin at 7:00 am on weekdays and 9:00 am on Saturday.

As each segment is being paved, street parking will be prohibited in that segment. Signs will be in place and flaggers will be on hand to assist motorists and pedestrians.

The affected roadways are:

·         Benning Road from the 15th Street Starburst intersection east to 16th Street;

·         H Street from a point in the 1400 block into the Starburst intersection;

·         Bladensburg Road from Morse Street south into the Starburst intersection;

·         Maryland Avenue on the north side of the Starburst intersection southwest from Neal Street to the intersection with Bladensburg Road;

·         Maryland Avenue on the south side of the Starburst intersection from 14th Street into the intersection at 15th Street, and

·         15th Street north from Gales and G Streets into the Starburst intersection.

The application of the Superpave surface course marks completion of all of the roadway work in the Benning Road Reconstruction Project. Work within the Starburst Plaza is due for completion by early September of this year. The Benning Road section from 16th Street to Oklahoma Avenue was substantially completed in mid-December 2009.

More information about the project is available on the DDOT website, http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/ under the Ward 7 portion of the  “Projects and Planning” section.

Thank you for your patience

For more information or assistance, please call on us at any time.

Margaret Gentry
Community Relations Specialist
MACTEC Engineering & Consulting Inc.
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