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Westbound Mt. Olivet Road Lane Closure Continues Through September 5

August 22, 2014

(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing field investigation activities on Mt. Olivet Road NE in support of its DC Clean Rivers Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project.

The current closure of one westbound travel lane on Mt. Olivet Road between Trinidad Avenue NE and Capitol Avenue NE will remain in effect through Friday, September 5, weather permitting.

Important Information:
* There will be closure of one westbound travel lane on Mt. Olivet Road NE, between Trinidad Avenue NE and Capitol Avenue NE during this phase of work.
* Pedestrian access on Mt. Olivet Road will be maintained, but pedestrian traffic immediately surrounding the work area will be detoured.
* Metrobus service on Mt. Olivet Road will not be affected.
* There will be no work performed on weekends or public holidays.
* Delays within the vicinity of the project area are anticipated.

Temporary traffic signs have been set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming lane closure. To keep everyone safe, motorists should stay alert and obey the posted speed limits when traveling through this area.

Project Details
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is implementing the DC Clean Rivers Project for the District’s combined sewer system which comprises a system of tunnels and diversion sewers for the capture of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to Rock Creek and the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers for treatment at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The entire project will reduce CSOs annually by 96 percent throughout the system and by 98 percent for the Anacostia River alone.


About DC Water
DC Water is an industry leading multi-jurisdictional regional utility that provides drinking water, wastewater collection and treatment to 600,000 residential, commercial and governmental customers in the District of Columbia, 17.8 million annual visitors and also collects and treats wastewater for 1.6 million customers in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia.

DC Water’s service area covers approximately 725 square miles and the company operates the world’s largest advanced wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day and a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day.

Please visit for more information on the DC Clean Rivers Project.