Monday, May 23, 2016

DC Water 1st Street Tunnel community update - for Monday, 05-23-2016

From: Linda Bernhardt []
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 12:14 PM
To: Thomas Lindberg
Cc: Linda Bernhardt ;
Subject: First Street Tunnel Community Update, May 23, 2016 

Greetings First Street Tunnel Stakeholders,
Friendly Reminder to join us at the next Tunnel Forum Meeting this
    Thursday, May 26, 2016

Please join us on Thursday, May 26, for the 2016 Spring Tunnel Forum Community Meeting.  As you know, the First Street Tunnel project is winding down.  At this week’s community meeting, the project team will share with you the construction status, schedule for local roadway openings, landscaping topics, the repurposing of the painted mural doors at two construction staging areas, and more. 

The meeting will be held at:

St. George’s Episcopal Church
160 U Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
from 7 pm8:30 pm
We hope to see you there!

Updates at Construction Staging Areas (CSAs)

Adams Street and Flagler Place CSA:  This week, SKJD will begin cutting down the tops of secant piles to allow for roadway and sidewalk restoration on Flagler Place.  As you may recall, secant piles were installed at the onset of the project as a ground support system.  Cutting off the tops (from 2 to 5 feet down) of these interlocking concrete piles is required to make room for restoration of the street, sidewalks, and tree boxes on Flagler Place.

This work is expected to take two weeks and will involve the alternate closing of a small portion of the sidewalk on each side of Flagler Place.  Direct abutters will have access to their homes at all times.  The work will require the use of jackhammers.  In addition to the secant pile work, construction activities related to the near-surface structures, the underground adit, and the drop shaft will continue.

Intersection of First Street and V Street CSA:  SKJD is working in the drop shaft and at the three diversion chambers.  The dominant activities include concrete delivery and placement, installing manhole hatches and covers, stripping forms from completed structures, and backfilling around the new structures.  These activities will continue through June 2016.

Pumping Station at Thomas Street and First Street CSA:  SKJD will soon move the crane to the church parking lot adjacent to the alleyway.  It will remain there for about three weeks.  Moving the crane will allow for the installation of an 8-inch water line.  In addition, work will continue on the pumping station, including internal mechanics and system testing.  Construction in this area should be completed in June 2016.

Memorial Day Weekend Work Schedule:  SKJD will work on Saturday, May 28, 2016.  In observance of Memorial Day, construction crews will not work on Sunday, May 29 or Monday, May 30, 2016.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the 24/7 Hotline at 1-844-FST-INFO (1-844-378-4636)Please continue to check our web site for updated project information (

Sincere Regards,


Tom Lindberg, DCCR First Street Tunnel - Public Outreach DC Clean Rivers Project
DC Water 
5000 Overlook Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20032 t (202) 787-4738 
f (202) 787-4478 | Email:
FST web page:

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