Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DC Water 1st Street Tunnel project update: Here comes the Tunnel Boring Machine !

Subject: RE: First Street Tunnel Project Update: Here Comes The Tunnel Boring Machine!
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:24:42 +0000

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

January 28, 2015
Here Comes The Tunnel Boring Machine! 

Cutter Head, trailing gear, associated parts and equipment will be delivered to the First Street Tunnel site north of Channing Street

 With this message, DC Water is notifying residents and other First Street Tunnel stakeholders of the arrival of the First Street Tunnel Project Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). The delivery process will begin with the arrival of 9 shipping containers holding smaller pieces of the TBM on Wednesday, January 28 and Thursday, January 29.  Larger pieces of the TBM will begin arriving next week.

All deliveries of the TBM equipment will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings, and all off- loading will occur during daytime hours following the previous evening delivery. There will be no deliveries made Friday through Sunday.

In an attempt to minimize disruption to the Bloomingdale neighborhood, large deliveries will be made during nighttime hours via Michigan Avenue NW and First Street NW. The wide-load trucks being used for the deliveries will be escorted to the construction site by a police detail and this will slow traffic as the convoy moves through the area. No TBM equipment will be delivered via Channing Street NW nor any other local streets in the Bloomingdale neighborhood.

The largest section of the TBM will be stored on site adjacent to the shaft. Some pieces, including containers and trailing gear, will be placed on First Street, north of the shaft site.

No additional on street parking spaces or street closures will be required for this effort.

We apologize for any traffic delays. However, we anticipate that late night deliveries will reduce disruption to the local community to the extent possible.

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please call the First Street Tunnel Project 24/7 Hotline at 844 FST-INFO (844-378-4636).

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