(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 a two-phase repair project to rehabilitate a 48-inch water main on Canal Road, NW and M Street, NW.
The first phase will take place on Canal Road from MacArthur Boulevard/Foxhall Road to 35th Street. Beginning Monday, July 11, 2011 through Thursday, September 1, 2011, weather permitting, crews will be working in one eastbound lane on Canal Road within the vicinity of Georgetown University.
Crews will be performing joint seal repairs to the 48-inch water main, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:30 pm; when needed, crews will work at this location,Sunday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:30 pm and 4 am.
- There will be closure of one eastbound lane on Canal Road during work hours.
- Some traffic stops and delays within the vicinity of the project area are anticipated.
- To avoid delays during work hours, George Washington Parkway or Reservoir Road may be used as alternative routes for eastbound travel on Canal Road.
Temporary traffic signs will be set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming lane closures.
DC Water will be performing a two-phase rehabilitation of a 48-inch water main located on Canal Road, NW and M Street, NW. This continuous pipe is part of a larger transmission main that delivers drinking water to various locations in and around the District. The first phase of the Internal Joint Repairs project will occur on the section of the pipe located on Canal Road from MacArthur Boulevard/Foxhall Road to 35th Street, NW.
The second phase of the work will take place on M Street between 26th Street and New Hampshire Avenue/Ward Place, NW. The Internal Joint Repairs project is part of DC Water’s Capital Improvement Program to improve the city’s vital water and sewer infrastructure. This project also addresses persistent leakage along the main, thus providing for increased safety.