NEW! Final Design Phase
The ongoing Benning Road Bridges and Transportation Improvements Project has entered the final design phase to continue the development of transportation improvements along approximately 2 miles of the Benning Road corridor in Northeast DC, from Oklahoma Avenue NE to East Capitol Street.
Major tasks and milestones of the final design phase include:
- Design and engineering work to advance designs to 100%
- Virtual public meetings to provide updates (target Fall 2021)
- Continued, ongoing coordination with District sister agencies, utility and infrastructure stakeholders, and interagency partners at the federal level
- Development of final bidding documents ahead of construction
The project includes reconstructing bridges in need of repair, enhancing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and extending streetcar transit service eastwards to the Benning Road Metrorail station. An environmental assessment (EA)—Benning Road and Bridges Transportation Improvements Project Environmental Assessment—has been completed and was published in November 2020 (see links below). In addition to the EA and preliminary engineering design tasks, an interchange modification report (IMR) was completed for modifications made to the interchange of DC-295 and Benning Road NE.
This current phase of the project will build upon the work produced through the November 2020 final EA and preliminary design phase to complete final engineering design plans for the corridor.
Release of Final EA and FONSI
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), and National Park Service (NPS), has released the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Benning Road and Bridges Transportation Improvements Project.
Preliminary Design Materials
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has completed preliminary plans for the Benning Road Bridges and Transportation Improvements Project.
Final Preliminary design materials are now available.
Interactive Overview of the Proposed Benning Road NE and DC-295 Interchange Modifications
CLICK HERE to see the process, findings, and designs for the proposed modifications to the interchange.