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In preparation for construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project, scheduled to start in 2017, DC Water is working to relocate existing water, sewer, gas, electric and communication services at pivotal points along the tunnel alignment. The relocation of these services along the future tunnel alignment is critical for successful completion of the project. DC Water is coordinating efforts with Washington Gas, Pepco and Verizon during the process to minimize disruptions in these services.

Scope of Work

  • Relocation of 700 feet of Sewers
  • Relocation of 2,100 feet of Water Mains
  • Relocation of 2,400 feet of Electric Power Lines
  • Relocation of 1,320 feet of Gas Lines
  • Relocation of 420 feet of Communication Lines


Item Date
Construction Start May 2016
Construction Finish April 2018

DC Water is working collaboratively with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to assess construction impacts and develop mitigation measures to vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and transit operations. DC Water is also working closely with Washington Gas, Pepco, Verizon, Comcast and Verizon Business to ensure work is coordinated at each Construction Site.

Project Location Map

Important Information

  • DC Water has established a 24/7 HOTLINE to provide project information to the community: (800) 436-8534
  • Disruptions to utilities during relocation activities may cause temporary disruptions to residents and businesses
  • DC Water will work to incorporate mitigation measures to offset temporary construction-related impacts