(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on South Capitol Street, SE as part of the Clean Rivers Project that will require single lane conditions for northbound traffic.
Beginning Monday, August 6, 2012 through Thursday, August 9, 2012, weather permitting, crews will perform work in two of the northbound lanes on South Capitol Street, SE near Anacostia Drive. Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane between Anacostia Drive and Suitland Parkway for the duration of this portion of the work.
Southbound lanes on South Capitol Street, SE along this stretch will not be affected by this activity.
This portion of the work will be performed in support of Division A of the Clean Rivers Project (Blue Plains Tunnel).
- One northbound lane on South Capitol Street, SE will be kept open at all times while this portion of the work takes place.
- Once this portion of the work is completed, South Capitol Street, SE will reopen to two northbound lanes.
- 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. To keep everyone safe, motorists should stay alert and obey the posted speed limits when traveling through this area.
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.
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 George's 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.