NEW! Final Design Phase

The ongoing Benning Road Reconstruction and Streetcar Project has entered the final design phase to continue the development of transportation improvements along approximately 2 miles of the Benning Road corridor in the 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 30% designs to 65%
  • One round of two public meetings at the 65% design milestone (target Fall 2021)
  • Design and engineering work to advance designs to 100%
  • 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Benning Road and Bridges Transportation Improvements: Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

CLICK HERE to download these documents.

Final Preliminary Design Materials

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has completed preliminary plans for the Benning Road Reconstruction and Streetcar 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.

Video Presentation of the Benning Road Corridor Preliminary Design