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Large Valve Replacement Project - 11th and R Street, NW


DC Water is replacing large diameter valves at various locations throughout the city as part of its Capital Improvement Program to improve the water system infrastructure. These efforts will improve water quality and system reliability, increase water pressure in some areas and maintain adequate flows throughout the system.

Scope of Work

Construction for this project will primariy include the replacement of the large valve at 11th and R Street, NW.


  • Construction start: November 2016
  • Construction completion: April 2017 (Completed)
  • Normal work hours: 9:30 am 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Contractor may work at night or on weekends, dependent upon needed tie in work or inclement weather

Important Information

  • If a planned temporary water service shut off is necessary, affected residents will be notified 48 hours in advance.
  • Unless otherwise requested or required, contractor shall not work between the rush hours of 7:00 am - 9:30 am and 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Monday through FRiday, along major throughfares and collector streets.
  • Construction may cause temporary disclored water or low pressure. If you experience discolored water, flush cold water taps for 15 minutes. If water does not clear, contact the DC Water Drinking Water Division or 24-hr Emergency/Command Center.

Traffic Plans

Lane Closures may be required daily 9:30 am - 3:30 pm and traffic plans will be approved by the Distrcit Department of Transportation (DDOT).

At various times during construction, "no parking signs" will be posted 72 hours prior to construction, as required by DDOT.


DC Water is working with DDOT to ensure minimal disruption during this project. Regular updates will be provided to affected Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

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