Traffic Advisory - Short Duration Road and Sidewalks closures to I-66 Roosevelt Bridge and Rock Creek Parkway

August 08, 2017

Traffic Advisory

DC Water Clean Rivers Project Brings Short Duration Road and Sidewalks closures to I-66 Roosevelt Bridge and Rock Creek Parkway (at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts)

Closure Information for August 14, 2017
 

(Washington, DC) – DC Water’s is performing construction activities as part of its Clean Rivers Project in the southern portion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street NW), just north of the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge abutment and east of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. This work is being performed concurrently with the Kennedy Center’s Expansion Project and is located within the Expansion Project’s construction staging area.

The Roosevelt Bridge (I-66) and Rock Creek Parkway, adjacent to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, will be closed on August 14, 2017, for approximately (10) minutes between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for excavation work. The following roadways and sidewalks will be closed.

  • West bound lanes of the Roosevelt Bridge (I-66) and the west-bound ramps approaching the bridge from the District of Columbia.
  • Both directions of Rock Creek Parkway adjacent to the Kennedy Center.
  • Pedestrian access along the west bound lanes of Roosevelt Bridge (I-66) and along Rock Creek near the Kennedy Center building.

Important Information

  • People who area near the Roosevelt Bridge (I-66) and the Kennedy Center during the closures, may hear a series of loud air horns, feel a mild vibration, and hear a loud noise. They may also see a brief plume of smoke at the southern end of the Kennedy Center.

Project Details

The DC Water Clean Rivers Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO 021) Diversion Facilities Project consists of constructing a structure to divert flows from the existing CSO 021 outfall, the largest CSO on the Potomac River. To reduce future impacts, the project is being constructed simultaneously alongside the ongoing Expansion Project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The diversion structure will ultimately be connected to the future Potomac River Tunnel, which will convey the diverted flows to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment prior to discharge to the Potomac River.

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For more information on the CSO 021 project,
visit dcwater.com/projects/cso-021-diversion-facilities-project or
contact hadiah.jordan@dcwater.com