Monday, May 13, 2019

DC Water NEBT: Full 3rd Street NW mobilization expected this week

From: Hadiah Jordan
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: NEBT: Full 3rd Street NW Mobilization Expected This Week

Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project
Florida Avenue NW Construction Site
Mobilization on 3rd Street NW

March 13, 2019

Thank you, residents and business owners, for your patience. After significant delays, coordination between DC Water's contractor and the District Department of Transportation on the Florida Avenue, NW traffic signal changes is complete. DC Water's contractor for the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project is expected to begin fully mobilizing on 3rd Street, NW on or about this week of May 13, 2019. 

Full mobilization on 3rd Street, NW means that it will be closed between Rhode Island Avenue, NW and Florida Avenue, NW through December 2022.

Travel Restrictions
  • The 1700 block of 3rd Street, NW will be closed to traffic in the northbound and southbound directions between Rhode Island Avenue and Florida Avenue.
  • The 200 block of S Street, NW will be accessible from 2nd Street only.
  • The alley between the 200 blocks of Rhode Island Avenue, NW and S Street, NW will be closed at the 3rd Street, NW entrance. However, the alley entrances from 2nd Street and S Street will remain open.
Parking Restrictions
  • No parking will be permitted on the northbound side of the 1700 block of 3rd Street, NW.
Pedestrian Safety
  • Pedestrians will be directed to the northbound side of the 1700 block of 3rd Street, NW.
  • The crosswalks at 3rd Street, NW along Florida Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue will remain open.
Trash Pickup
  • DPW will use a narrow truck to pick up trash and will reverse to exit the alley between Rhode Island Avenue NW and S Street NW.
Additional Information
  • Those who live or work near the affected location(s) may notice additional construction equipment as well as noise associated with construction activities.
  • Commuters will notice road signs and/or flagging personnel directing them around the work site.

Learn More at the NEBT Tunnel Forum
  • NEBT Tunnel Forum, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:30 PM—8:00 PM. United Planning Organization, 301 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. The construction team will provide updates of construction work and impacts and answer your questions.

Project Details
The NEBT is the largest component of the Clean Rivers Project and will start south of RFK Stadium and extend north to Rhode Island Avenue, NE, and west to 6th Street, NW. When complete, the approximately five-mile long tunnel will significantly reduce chronic flooding in the areas it serves, while reducing the amount of combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River.

For More Information 
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