Update, July 15: Canal Road NW completely reopened around 11:30 a.m. Monday after emergency repairs were completed, the District Department of Transportation announced. The agency says it will “continue to monitor the safety of roadway for the traveling public” and that the repairs were finished four days in advance thanks to work over the weekend.
This might not look that interesting upon first glance, but we have some exciting news! Canal Road is reopened to traffic after emergency repairs! DDOT crews and engineers were out over the weekend and completed the work 4 days ahead of schedule. #DDOTDelivers @DCPoliceTraffic pic.twitter.com/gkG5KLwoxv— DDOT DC (@DDOTDC) July 15, 2019
Original post, July 12:
The torrential flooding the D.C. area saw this past Monday caused structural damage to the 1.5-mile length of Canal Road NW between Reservoir Road NW and Foxhall Street NW, and that part of the road will remain closed to traffic for at least a week so emergency repairs can be made, according to the the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The road is a major north-south connection on the city’s west end running from Georgetown to Palisades.
“Additional work may be necessary for the long-term stability of the roadway,” the agency notes in a release. “DDOT will notify the community as new information on potential road closures is available. Motorists should follow signed detours and stay alert while traveling in the work zone.” The road has been closed since July 10 due to the appearance of a sinkhole.
Traffic Alert: Canal Road from M St to Reservoir Rd, NW is closed in both direction due to a sink whole. At this time traffic is not being affected./#3059 pic.twitter.com/1pvru83e2T— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) July 11, 2019
UPDATE: DDOT reports Canal Road, NW will be CLOSED in BOTH directions until further notice from Arizona Avenue, NW to Foxhall Road, NW due to a sinkhole repairs. Repairs are expected to last through morning rush hour.— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) July 11, 2019
Monday’s downpour was considered historic as it dumped up to 4 inches of rain in one hour.