Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:44:55 -0500
Subject: SAVE THE DATE: First Street Tunnel Project-Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Ceremony April 14, 2015
A giant tunnel boring machine has been dispatched to the Bloomingdale neighborhood to help DC Water mine the First Street Tunnel, a key component in the local flood relief program. Please join DC Water April 14 at 11 a.m. as we name this massive earth mover. The 23 foot-diameter, 1,582 ton machine will mine and construct the tunnel simultaneously at elevations 160 to 90 feet below the ground. This tunnel will eventually connect to the Northeast Boundary Tunnel, serving the west side of the Anacostia River. Once complete, this portion of the $2.6 billion system will eliminate 98% of the combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia by holding and conveying stormwater during intense rain events. We hope you can join us as we celebrate this exciting environmental milestone for DC and the even more exciting benefits to reduce localized flooding in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park.
Please enter the site from First Street NW at Michigan Avenue NW. From there, you will be directed to available parking areas.
All visitors are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing while visiting the site. Guests of the event are not permitted to wear open toed shoes of any form, sandals or high heeled dress shoes. Short pants or skirts are also not permitted. Please adhere to these precautionary measures to prevent injury while on this active construction site.
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 3. Please also tell us if you have any ADA needs or require other special assistance in attending the event.