DC Water to Install Construction Monitoring Devices on Rhode Island Avenue NE

April 02, 2020

(Washington, DC) – DC Water’s contractor will install extensometers on the 800- and 900-blocks of Rhode Island Avenue NE. This work is a part of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (dcwater.com/NEBT). Extensometers are deep borehole monitors installed to measure any soil displacement during the construction of the tunnel. Travel lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE will be reduced to two lanes around each of the construction locations. Weather permitting, the contractor will install extensometers on the following dates between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM: 

  • April 6, 2020: One extensometer in the eastbound curb lane of the 900-block of Rhode Island Avenue near 10th Street NE. Eastbound travel lanes will be reduced to two lanes. Parking restrictions will be in place between Washington Place NE and 10th Street NE. This work is expected to take up to three days to complete.
  • April 9, 2020: One extensometer in the westbound curb lane of the 900-block of Rhode Island Avenue NE near Washington Place NE. Parking restrictions are currently in place at this location. This work will take up to three working days to complete.
  • April 13, 2020: Two extensometers in the westbound curb lane of the 800-block of Rhode Island Avenue NE under the Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood Metro Station bridge. Parking restrictions will be in place for this activity and will be removed each day at 3:30 pm. This work is expected to take up to ten days to complete.
  • April 16, 2020: A second extensometer in the eastbound curb lane of the 900-block of Rhode Island Avenue NE near 10th Street NE. Parking restrictions will be in place. This work will take up to two days to complete.

A geotechnical drill rig will be used during the installation process.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Parking restrictions will be in place. Please do not park in the temporary No Parking areas. When the work is complete, the signs will be removed.
  • Signs notifying drivers and pedestrians of “Construction Ahead” will be set-up in accordance with District permits obtained for this investigation activity.
  • Before the team demobilizes from the site, the work area will be cleaned, all drilling equipment and debris will be removed.

NORTHEAST BOUNDARY TUNNEL PROJECT
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is implementing its DC Clean Rivers Project for the District’s combined sewer system. The project 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. The DC Clean Rivers Project will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.

The work under the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project consists of a large, deep, sewer tunnel that will increase the capacity of the existing sewer system in the District, significantly mitigating sewer flooding and improving the water quality of the Anacostia River. The tunnel alignment starts south of the RFK Stadium and extends north to Rhode Island Avenue and west to R Street NW.

ONGOING OUTREACH
The NEBT Outreach Team committed to providing you with the information you need about upcoming work, detours, and outreach events, will periodically distribute printed and electronic newsletters, and maintain an updated project webpage and a 24-hour hotline. If you would like to receive email updates of the NEBT construction, please send an email to dccleanrivers@dcwater.com.

The 24/7 NEBT Hotline has been established for anyone who wants information about construction, commuter outreach, or other issues. That number is (800) 988-6151.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
Hadiah Jordan, dccleanrivers@dcwater.com 
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Webpage: dcwater.com/NEBT 
24/7 NEBT Hotline: (800) 988-6151