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Emanuel Briggs
202-787-2003
ebriggs@dcwater.com
Northbound South Capitol Street Lane Closure Begins April 13
DC Water Construction for Clean Rivers Project
DDOT/DC Water Coordinating Lane Closure
Apr 12, 2012 -- (Washington, DC)—The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), in coordination with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), is set to begin construction on South Capitol Street SE as part of the Clean Rivers Project.

Beginning Friday, April 13, 2012 through Monday, December 31, 2012, weather permitting, crews will be working in one northbound lane on South Capitol Street near Anacostia Drive.

This portion of the work will be performed in support of Division A of the Clean Rivers Project (Blue Plains Tunnel).  Specifically, crews will begin construction of the Poplar Point Junction Shaft along the tunnel.  Hours of operation will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Impacts:
* One northbound lane on South Capitol Street will remain  
  closed throughout this portion of the work.
* During abbreviated periods, there will be up to two lane
  closures on South Capitol Street.
* Some traffic stops and delays within the vicinity of the
  project area are anticipated.

Temporary traffic signs have been set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming lane closure.

Project Details
DC Water is implementing its Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for the District’s combined sewer system.  The LTCP comprises a system of tunnels and diversion sewers for the capture of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac rivers for treatment at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Implemented under a Federal Consent Decree between the United States, District Government and DC Water, the LTCP is divided into several contract divisions; the entire project, however, will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.

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About DC Water
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), is an industry leading multi-jurisdictional regional utility that provides drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment to more than 500,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia, and also collects and treats wastewater for 1.6 million customers in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.

DC Water’s service area covers approximately 725 square miles and the company operates the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day and has a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day.  


Please visit dcwater.com/cleanrivers for more information on the Clean Rivers Project.

Related Links:
Name:    DC Water''s Clean Rivers Project-Division A (Blue Plains Tunnel)
URL:http://www.dcwater.com/workzones/projects/pdfs/blueplains_tunnel.pdf

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