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Emanuel Briggs
202-787-2003
ebriggs@dcwater.com
Westbound M Street Lane Closure Begins August 20
Aug 20, 2012 -- (Washington, DC) — DC Water will resume construction on M Street, NW as part of the Large Valve Replacements Project.

Beginning Monday, August 20, 2012 through Saturday, September 15, 2012, weather permitting, crews will be working in one westbound lane on M Street, NW near Key Bridge.

Crews will complete large valve replacement work, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Impacts:
* There will be closure of one westbound lane on M Street
  during work hours.
* Excavation operations at the outset of the work will
  require driving of piles into the ground, resulting in
  extreme noise during abbreviated periods.
* Some traffic stops and delays within the vicinity of the
  project area are anticipated.

Temporary traffic signs will be set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming lane closures.

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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 600,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia, 17.8 million annual visitors 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 a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day.

Related Links:
Name:    DC Water''s Large Valve Replacements Project
URL:http://www.dcwater.com/workzones/projects/pdfs/m_keybridge_35th_street.pdf

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