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Large Valve Replacement Project - Canal and Foxhall Road, NW

Traffic Plans/Closures

Beginning Monday, April 3, 2017 through Friday, May 26, 2017, weather permitting there will be a road closure at the intersection of  Canal Road, NW and Foxhall Road, NW. Traffic will be detoured during the closure of Canal Road, NW to allow for the installation of the new valve. Closures will occur on the eastbound lanes of Canal Road, NW at Foxhall Road, NW with a detour of traffic around MacArthur Boulevard, Reservoir Road and Wisconsin Avenue. These detours will be in effect from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am the following day. Temporary traffic signs will be set up throughout the area to alert motorists of the upcoming closure and detours.

Additional lane closures may be required daily 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 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 Canal Road, NW and Foxhall Road, NW.


  • Construction start: December 2015
  • Construction completion: October 2017
  • 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.


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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