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DC DOT announces $15 million for transportation infrastructure improvements


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will receive a $15 million federal grant to improve pedestrian and cyclist connections, accommodate future DC Streetcar expansions, and address safety and operations along the two-mile Benning Road NE Corridor in Washington, D.C.

The Benning Road Bridges and Transportation Improvements Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. The project is in the final design phase of developing transportation improvements on the road between Oklahoma Avenue NE and East Capitol Street. 

The project will also support the extension of the DC streetcar line east to the Benning Road Metrorail Station. Other highlights include the replacement of a structurally-deficient bridge over DC-295 — also known as the Anacostia Freeway — and improving pedestrian and bike routes over the Ethel Kennedy Memorial Bridge and the Benning Road Bridge.

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