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More Paving on Benning Road NE

Greetings from California. I see that the District Department of Transportation has sent out an alert for the long-suffering drivers who bounce along Benning Road NE during the lengthy repair project. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced last month that the resurfacing would be speeded up, and here's what happens next.

DDOT plans to pave the center lane on the eastbound side between 16th and 21st streets starting Thursday. Eastbound traffic on Benning will be down to one lane from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Monday, as long as the weather cooperates.

The eastbound curb lane will be open all the time, and and the Metrobus stops there will not be affected. On the westbound side, you'll have two lanes.

Following the mayor's announcement, crews have been working double shifts to complete the paving of two lanes in each direction by mid-August.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 13, 2009; 11:59 AM ET
Categories:  Construction , Driving  
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It is about damn time! That little stretch of road is one of the worse in the District of Columbia. I don't even come down that way anymore because of how bumpy the road is. What took them so long in the first place? I have a car which is pretty low to the ground, so driving down Benning is a pretty rough ride.

Posted by: ENJOYA | May 13, 2009 1:06 PM | Report abuse

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