This week crews finished moving the Engineering Control Structure. We plan to remove the large crane from the site this weekend. This means there will be 15-20 trucks going to the project area's parking lot at American University, near Watkins Hall this weekend to support removing the crane. We anticipate these trucks will be mobilizing from the vicinity of Nebraska Ave. and Massachusetts Ave. starting at 7 a.m. on October 18th. We have a plan in place to minimize local traffic impacts during the removal of the crane. If the crane disassembly is not complete on October 18th, we will work on October 19th to finish the disassembly.
Next week crews will continue setting up the equipment and preparing the site for the next phase of high probability excavations. We still anticipate starting high-probability work after Thanksgiving.
Safety continues to be our number one priority at the site. Throughout every phase of the project, all necessary precautions are taken to ensure the safety of the site workers, the residents of the community, and those driving by.
To reach a Spring Valley Army Corps representative in the event of an after-hours emergency, please call the project's 24-hour hotline: 1-888-393-0059. During business hours, please continue to call the Spring Valley Community Outreach Team at 410-962-0157.
Click here to read the Oct. 10 update.