13 January, 2010

Temporary Bus Stop

H Street NE Traffic Restrictions at 8th & 9th Streets
& Temporary Bus Stop Changes Take Effect January 11
8th & H Stop for Southbound 90, 92 & 93 Metrobuses To Be Relocated to 10th Street
The District Department of Transportation plans to implement traffic restrictions at the H Street NE intersections with 8th and 9th Streets on Monday, January 11th, weather permitting, for approximately six weeks. The restrictions will require temporarily moving the 8th and H Street southbound bus stop to 10th and H Street.
If January 11th weather conditions are suitable for construction work, the changes will take effect at 7:30 am on that date. In the event of bad weather, the changes will take effect at 7:30 am on the first available work day.
The restrictions are that the southbound lanes of 8th Street and 9th Street will be closed to traffic for one block – from I Street on the north to H Street on the south. Detour signs will be posted and flaggers will be on hand to direct motorists and pedestrians to 10th Street NE as the alternative. The restrictions are necessary to permit streetcar track construction across the intersections.
Metrobus Stop No. 1001122, which serves southbound Metrobuses on the 90, 92, and 93 routes, will be moved for the duration of the intersection work to 10th Street NE, alongside the former Bank of America branch bank now used as the office of the H Street Main Street organization. The location is just a few steps south of the H Street intersection. The bus stop is currently located on 8th Street, just south of H Street, alongside the Foot Locker store.
Northbound 8th Street and 9th Street traffic and the 8th Street bus stops for the northbound 90, 92, and 93 buses will not be affected. Eastbound and westbound H traffic will be able to cross the 8th Street and 9th Street intersections as usual.
If there are no serious weather-related delays, the intersection work is expected to be complete in about six weeks, allowing the intersection to be re-opened to southbound traffic. When the intersection work is complete, the Metrobus stop will be returned to its permanent location on 8th Street.
The work is part of DDOT’s H Street Reconstruction Project. More information about the project is available on the DDOT website, www.ddot.dc.gov, under the “Major Construction Initiatives” menu selection.
If you would like further information or assistance, please call on us at any time. Thank you for your patience.
Margaret Gentry
Community Relations Specialist

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