Traffic Advisory - Restoration Work on First Street NW
April 01, 2021
(Washington, DC) – DC Water’s contractor will begin removing jet grout lines from the First Street, NW roadway on or about the week of April 5, 2021. Southbound traffic on First Street, NW will be shifted to the northbound side and remain a single lane until this work is completed. This work is expected to be completed in approximately five to ten days. Upon completion, First Street, NW will be reopened to two-way traffic. Travel lane reductions and parking restrictions will remain in place on Rhode Island Avenue, NW while work continues at the nearby T Street, NW construction site.
Travel and Parking Restrictions
• Southbound traffic on First Street, NW will be shifted to the northbound lane.
• The Northbound travel lane on First Street, NW is closed between Thomas Street, NW, and Rhode Island Avenue, NW. Detour signs are posted.
• Travel lanes in each direction of Rhode Island Avenue, NW between First Street, NW and Florida Avenue, NW are reduced to two lanes.
• Parking restrictions remain in place on each side of Rhode Island Avenue, NW between First Street, NW and Florida Avenue, NW.
• 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 around the work site.
• Parking restrictions will be in place. Please do not park in the temporary No Parking areas. When the work is complete, the signs will be removed.
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.