Traffic Advisory: Northeast Boundary Tunnel Sidewalk Removal Along Florida Ave. Begins

August 02, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On or about August 15, 2019, work will begin to remove a portion of the sidewalk along the eastbound direction of Florida Avenue, between Rhode Island Avenue and 3rd Street, NW. The work should take about two weeks and will restrict travel and parking, as well as pedestrian walkways, in the eastbound direction of Florida Avenue.

Travel Restrictions

Eastbound Florida Avenue, NW will be reduced to one lane of traffic beginning at Rhode Island Avenue, NW and ending just before 3rd Street, NW. Eastbound traffic will merge left into one lane around the construction site. The two westbound lanes will be maintained. The crosswalk across Florida Avenue at 3rd Street will be eliminated; therefore, pedestrians must cross Florida Avenue at Rhode Island Avenue, as illustrated below.

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Aerial view of the Florida Ave. construction site. Areas in yellow indicate construction areas. The red dotted lines indicate temporary traffic patterns.

Pedestrian Detour

The crosswalk across Florida Avenue at 3rd Street will be eliminated; therefore, pedestrians must cross Florida Avenue at Rhode Island Avenue, as illustrated below.

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Pedestrian detour is indicated by green arrows. The crosswalk across Florida Ave at 3rd Street will be closed.

Additional Information

  • People who live or work near the affected locations will notice additional construction equipment and personnel as well as noise associated with construction activities.
  • Commuters and pedestrians will notice road signs and/or flagging personnel directing them safely around the work site.
  • Pedestrians will notice signage for the closed sidewalk restricting access.

Project Details

The Northeast Boundary Tunnel 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. When complete, the approximately five-mile long tunnel will significantly reduce chronic flooding in areas it serves, as well as reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River.

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For more information, please contact

Email: dccleanrivers@dcwater.com

24/7 NEBT Hotline: (800) 988-6151

Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Website: dcwater.com/NEBT