Friday, May 31, 2019

DC Water NEBT: Mobilization begins at the R Street NW construction site


From: Hadiah Jordan
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2019 5:31 PM
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NEBT: Mobilization begins at the R Street NW Construction Site




Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project
R Street NW Construction Site Newsletter
May 31, 2019

Greetings,

This newsletter provides an update of mobilization construction activities for the R Street NW Construction Site.

Mobilization of the R Street NW Construction Site

On June 4, 2019, DC Water's contractor will begin mobilizing on the R Street, NW construction site, which will become a major construction component of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT). The site is in the park area bounded by 6th Street, NW to the east, R Street, NW to the south and Rhode Island Avenue, NW to the north. Here, crews will construct a shaft that will serve as the exit point of the Tunnel Boring Machine “Chris” when it arrives sometime in early 2021. Commuters, pedestrians and cyclists are advised to follow all warning signs and flaggers.

Before mobilizing to the site, it will be necessary to remove the trees surrounding the Cooper Gordon Park as well as the trees, bushes and other features within the park. After preparing the site for mobilization, crews will begin locating construction equipment on the site for use in creating the shaft. When work is completed, the park will be restored to its original or better condition.

Travel and Parking Restrictions
The following travel and parking restrictions will remain in place 24 hours per day, 7 days a week through early 2022.

Rhode Island Avenue, NW
  • Eastbound traffic on Rhode Island Avenue, NW will merge left into two lanes beginning at 7th Street, NW around the construction site, returning to three travel lanes just after 6th Street, NW.
  • Parking will be restricted along the south side of Rhode Island Avenue from 7th Street, NW to the west side of the 6th Street, NW.
R Street, NW
  • Westbound traffic on R Street, NW will find lanes shifting left just before 6th Street, NW around the work site while maintaining one lane of travel to Rhode Island Avenue, NW.
  • Parking will be restricted along the south side of R Street, NW from just before 6th Street, NW to Rhode Island Avenue, NW.
6th Street, NW
  • Southbound traffic on 6th Street, NW will merge into one lane around the construction site, where it will shift right just and return to two travel lanes.
  • Northbound traffic on 6th Street, NW will maintain two lanes, but the pattern will shift to the right with the far-right lane becoming a right turn only lane at Rhode Island Avenue, NW. The left lane of 6th Street, NW will continue north through the intersection with Rhode Island Avenue, NW.
Parking will be restricted northbound just before R Street to Rhode Island Avenue, NW along the east side of 6th Street, NW.

Map of travel and parking restrictions on 6th and R Streets NW

Pedestrian and Bicycle Detours
  • Pedestrians wishing to access 6th Street, NW heading north must walk along the sidewalk on the south side of R Street, cross 6th Street then walk north along the east side of 6th Street.
  • Pedestrians traveling south on the west side of 6th Street, NW will cross at Rhode Island Avenue then continuing southbound travel on the east side of 6th Street.
  • Cyclists traveling westbound on R Street, NW will turn left onto 6th Street, NW; right onto P Street, NW; left onto 7th Street; and then left onto R Street beyond the intersection with Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Map of pedestrian detour on 6th and R Streets NW

Additional Information
  • People who live or work near the affected locations will notice additional construction equipment and personnel as well as noise associated with construction activities.
  • Commuters and pedestrians will notice road signs and/or flagging personnel directing them safely around the work site.
  • Pedestrians will notice signage for the closed sidewalk restricting access.
Project Details
The Northeast Boundary Tunnel is the largest component of the Clean Rivers Project. It begins south of RFK Stadium and will 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 areas it serves, as well as reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River by 98%.


Contact Us
24/7 Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Hotline: (800) 988-6151
Email: dccleanrivers@dcwater.com
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Webpage: dcwater.com/NEBT

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