Traffic Advisory - Lane Shifts on Rhode Island Avenue NW

April 06, 2021

DC Water's contractor will remove the median area construction site located in the 300-block of Rhode Island Avenue, NW.  On or about April 12, 2021, the contractor will restore side by side travel lanes in each direction of Rhode Island Avenue, NW between 3rd Street, NW, and Florida Avenue, NW. This traffic pattern, shown in the map below, will remain in place for approximately six months. Southbound traffic on the 1800-block of 3rd Street will be allowed to make right turns only onto Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Parking restrictions remain in place.

Map 1: Aerial view of the Florida Ave NW construction Site. Areas in yellow indicate where construction will be conducted. White arrows show how traffic will flow around the site. Blue lines reflect parking restrictions.

Travel Lane Restoration and Parking Restrictions
•    Traffic will travel in two lanes in each direction between Rhode Island Avenue, NW between North Capitol Street, NW, and Florida Avenue, NW. 
•    Southbound traffic on the 1800-block of 3rd Street, NW will be allowed to make right turns only onto Rhode Island Avenue.
•    Parking restrictions remain on Rhode Island Avenue, NW between North Capitol Street, NW, and Florida Avenue, NW.

Project Details
The Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) is the largest component of the Clean Rivers Project. It begins south of RFK Stadium and will extend north to Rhode Island Avenue NE and west to 6th Street NW. Once the NEBT is connected to the Anacostia River Tunnel and the First Street Tunnel, combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia River will be reduced by 98 percent. In addition to controlling combined sewer overflows, the Northeast Boundary Tunnel will reduce the chance of flooding in the areas it serves to a 7 percent chance in any given year.

For More Information
24/7 Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Hotline: (800) 988-6151
Public Outreach: dccleanrivers@dcwater.com
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project: dcwater.com/NEBT
DC Clean Rivers Project: dcwater.com/clean-rivers-project