Oregon Avenue and Bingham Drive, NW Sewer Rehabilitation Project


  • Starting Monday, April 3, 2017 through December 2018, DC Water will close the north and south bound lanes on Oregon Avenue, NW between Oregon Knolls Drive, NW and the private drive north of Oregon Knolls Drive, NW. There are no new changes to the traffic patterns south of Tennyson Street, NW.
  • Tennyson Street, Utah Street, Western Avenue and Chestnut Street, NW may be used as an alternate route.
  • Detour signs have been posted throughout the area to alert motorists of the upcoming road closure.
  • Lane closures may be required daily and will be done in accordance with traffic plans approved by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).


DC Water is performing sewer rehabilitation projects throughout the city as part of its Capital Improvement Program. This project involves the rehabilitation of sewers on Oregon Avenue and Bingham Drive, NW; from Oregon Avenue, NW to Bingham Drive, NW and on Bingham Drive, NW from Nebraska Avenue to Beach Drive, NW. Benefits of this project include the rehabilitation of an aging sewer system, improving structural integrity while maintaining adequate hydraulic capacity, and reducing stream and groundwater infiltration and potential sanitary sewer overflows.


  • Rehabilitation and/or replacement of approximately 4,500 linear feet of affected sewer pipe within the project area
  • Rehabilitation and/or replacement of manholes and other sewer infrastructure
  • Restoration of project site


  • Construction start: December 2016
  • Construction completion: April 2019
  • Normal Work Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday; 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday (May 13, 2017 through September only)
  • Contractor may work night or on weekends, depending on needed construction activities or inclement weather


  • If a planned temporary water service shut-off is necessary, affected residents will be notified 48 hours in advance. Service interruptions will be minimal.
  • Construction may cause temporary discolored water or low water 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-Hour Command Center.
  • Noise and vibrations will be closely monitored throughout the project.