Friday, July 18, 2014

DC Water traffic advisory: southbound 3rd St NW lane closure on or about Monday, 07-21-2014

Subject: RE: Traffic Advisory: Southbound 3rd Street Lane Closure On or About July 21
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:18:47 +0000


DC Water Contact:
Emanuel D. Briggs
Manager, Community Outreach
(202) 787-2003

July 18, 2014
Traffic Advisory

Southbound 3rd Street Lane Closure On or About July 21


 (Washington, DC)  – DC Water is performing construction activities on 3rd Street, NW as part of the DC Clean Rivers Project.

Beginning Monday, July 21, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014, weather permitting, crews will be drilling soil borings on 3rd Street between Rhode Island Avenue, NW and Florida Avenue, NW as part of ongoing field investigations preceding construction on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel. There will be closure of one southbound travel lane on 3rd Street during this period, reducing southbound travel on 3rd Street to one lane. Daily work hours will be from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Important Information:
§  There will be closure of some areas along the sidewalk on 3rd Street during this work.  Pedestrian detour signs will be placed accordingly.
§  There will be minimal impact to the Metrobus stop located on 3rd Street at S Street, NW.
§  Delays within the vicinity of the project area are anticipated.
§  There will be no work performed on weekends or public holidays.

Temporary traffic signs have been set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming lane closure.  To keep everyone safe, motorists should stay alert and obey the posted speed limits when traveling through this area.

Project Details
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is implementing the DC Clean Rivers Project for the District’s combined sewer system 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 entire project will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.

About DC Water DC Water, is an industry leading multi-jurisdictional regional utility that provides drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment to 600,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia, 17.8 million annual visitors and also collects and treats wastewater for 1.6 million customers in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.

DC Water’s service area covers approximately 725 square miles and the company operates the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day and a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day.

Please visit for more information on the DC Clean Rivers Project.  

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