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The Ward 5 MOCRS are Dominique Chestnut (202-394-4399: firstname.lastname@example.org and Malik Miller 202-251-5049: email@example.com.
Monday & Wednesday Weekly – Free Strength/Tone & Yoga Classes at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 1100 Michigan Ave NE; Senior Water Aerobics on Mon & Wed from 8-9AM & 9-10AM (DC Residents 55 Plus ONLY.
Monday, July 1st, 7PM – 9PM – Stronghold Civic Association (SCA) meets at the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School (200 Douglas St NE) every 1st Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday, then it’s on the 2nd Monday. POC: Laura Jackson, President).
SCA listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Door website: https://stronghold.nextdoor.com/news_feed/
Thursday, July 11th, McMillan Advisory Group (MAG) Meeting – Subject: Explanation of the Traffic Management Plan. Guest: DMPED/Gilbane. No changes are known, no beginning date for the project. The project is still in court. POC: Kirby Vining
Monday, July 15th, 7PM-9PM - Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) meets at St George’s Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Streets NW. BCA meets every 3rd Monday of the month but if a holiday falls on the 3rd Monday, it meets on the 4th Mon. (bloomingdalecivicassociation.org, POC: Teri Quinn, President)
Tuesday, July 16th, 7PM–9PM - ANC5E Public Meetings meets at Friendship Armstrong Public Charter School; ANC 5E meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 1400 P Street NW (corner of 1st and P St NW). (www.anc5edc.org – twitter @anc5e). POC: Bradley Thomas, Chair. NO SCHEDULED MEETING
Tuesday, Sept 17th; and Nov 12: MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Community Health Department invites you to attend the AARP Smart Driver Course. In this course, you will learn: Safe ways to merge with traffic, change lanes, make turns at busy intersections and proper following distance; Proper use of seat belts, air-bags and getting your best seating position for driving; New technologies to assist in accident prevention such as anti-lock brakes, skid control, blind-spot monitoring and collision avoidance; Effects of medications and distractions on driving; New laws & challenges of driving in Washington DC such as bicycle lanes, scooter, traffic circles & road changes.
Location: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Tele-Center & Tele-Conference Room, 102 Irving St NW; Cost: AARP Members: $15 & Non-members: $20 – Payment is required via cash or check at the time of class. Register: Call Scott Hunt @ 202-431-5107 (before 9PM.). Certification will be provided upon completion of the course, which can be used to receive discounts on car insurance. Please check with your insurance company about their policy.
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project: R Street NW Construction Site Newsletter
May 31, 2019
This newsletter provides an update of mobilization construction activities for the R Street NW
Mobilization of the R Street NW Construction Site
On June 4, 2019, DC Water's contractor will begin mobilizing on the R Street, NW construction site, which will become a major construction component of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT). The site is in the park area bounded by 6th Street, NW to the east, R Street, NW to the south and Rhode Island Avenue, NW to the north. Here, crews will construct a shaft that will serve as the exit point of the Tunnel Boring Machine “Chris” when it arrives sometime in early 2021. Commuters, pedestrians and cyclists are advised to follow all warning signs and flaggers.
Before mobilizing to the site, it will be necessary to remove the trees surrounding the Cooper Gordon Park as well as the trees, bushes and other features within the park. After preparing the site for mobilization, crews will begin locating construction equipment on the site for use in creating the shaft. When work is completed, the park will be restored to its original or better condition.
Travel and Parking Restrictions
The following travel and parking restrictions will remain in place 24 hours per day, 7 days a week through early 2022.
Rhode Island Avenue, NW
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 by 98%.
Contact Us: 24/7 Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Hotline: (800) 988-6151;
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Webpage: dcwater.com/NEBT
NEBT Project Overview
The Northeast Boundary Neighborhood Protection Project was launched in 2012 to address historical flooding issues in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park. This multi-step effort will reduce the pressure on the undersized section of the Northeast Boundary Trunk Sewer that serves these neighborhoods by:
DC Water began construction on the massive $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project in 2011 to build large storage tunnels from Blue Plains all the way up to the Northeast Boundary district. The Authority is changing the alignment of the system to provide better drainage for the affected area. DC Water has also accelerated project plans to reach this area sooner than originally scheduled, so that in 2023 the tunnel system to the south will meet up and tie into the First Street Tunnel. At that time the lift station can be removed as drainage will be achieved through gravity.Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project
The century-old combined sewer system in the District of Columbia is not equipped to handle the population growth experienced during the last 100 years. The sewer system is undersized and has caused chronic flooding in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods, at the Rhode Island Metro Station area, and on Mount Olivet Road NE for decades.
To address the problem, DC Water has initiated construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) to connect with the existing sewer system, significantly mitigating sewer flooding while improving the water quality of the Anacostia River. The NEBT is the largest component of the Clean Rivers Project and will start just south of RFK Stadium and extend north to Rhode Island Avenue and west to R Street NW.
Please remember to watch for our workers and your neighbors as you proceed by the construction sites.
Ward 5 Priorities: