The Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project will comprise a system of tunnels and diversion sewers for the capture of combined sewer overflows, mitigating sewer flooding and improving the water quality of the Anacostia River. The water captured by the NEBT tunnel will flow to the DC Water’s Blue Plain Advance Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment prior to discharge to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. The NEBT project will consist of two phases: utility relocation and then tunnel construction.
Fort Myer is responsible for the first phase involving relocating existing water, sewer, gas, electric and communication services at eight locations. Also included, is relocation of traffic signal and street light lines to be placed underground.This work will minimize utility conflicts, restoration costs, ensure the future tunnel contractor will have utility-free areas and assist with expediting the tunnel construction.
This project involves an extraordinary amount of public outreach and collaboration between DC Water and FMCC. During the utility relocation phase, maintaining relationships and diligent coordination are essential to ensure the success of this project. Since many residents, businesses and commuters will be affected by the construction due to utility disruption and traffic lane closures. Fort Myer and DC Water are working closely together in notifying, educating and engaging impacted individuals and businesses on the progress and effects of this project.