Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DC Water: traffic advisory -- Irving Street NE construction to begin Monday, 11-25-2013

From: Emanuel D. Briggs <Emanuel.Briggs@dcwater.com>
To: Emanuel D. Briggs <Emanuel.Briggs@dcwater.com>
Cc: Emanuel D. Briggs <Emanuel.Briggs@dcwater.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:40 PM
Subject: RE: TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IRVING STREET CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 25

DC Water Contact:
Emanuel D. Briggs
Manager, Community Outreach
(202) 787-2003
emanuel.briggs@dcwater.com



November 19, 2013

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

IRVING STREET CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 25

 

(Washington, DC) – DC Water is set to begin construction to green Irving Street as part of the Clean Rivers Project.

Beginning Monday, November 25, 2013 through April 2014, weather permitting, crews will install bioretention areas and landscaping at 15 sites in median islands and in the roadside along Irving Street between Michigan Avenue NW and North Capitol Street, and on Park Place NW and Kenyon Street NW near Irving Street.  Construction will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

This project supports the Northeast Boundary Neighborhood Protection Project and the bioretention will help reduce storm-water runoff through capture, infiltration and treatment before it can enter the sewer system, thereby reducing storm-water volumes that contribute to downstream flooding problems.

Important Information
§  Some traffic delays within the vicinity of the work zones are anticipated.
§  Temporary lane closures and sidewalk detours will be implemented during off-peak hours.
§  There will be an increase in truck traffic.
§  Noise levels will be closely monitored during construction.

Project Details
DC Water is implementing the Clean Rivers Project which comprises a system of tunnels and diversion sewers for the capture of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac rivers for treatment at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The Clean Rivers Project will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.

Green Infrastructure is part of the solution.  Green Infrastructure techniques such as bioretention provide benefits beyond traditional sewer solutions, by providing environmental benefits in the form of habitat for birds and pollinators, clean air, and clean water; social benefits by enhancing community space; and economic benefits through local jobs creation and increased property values.

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