Late-night construction to begin next week

Construction on streets and sidewalks in the heart of the Foggy Bottom Campus will reroute traffic and cause above-average noise late into the night.

Construction on the west side of campus will take place between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m., later than the usual 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. limit set by D.C. law. Work on Eye Street – where sophomore residence halls JBKO, Munson and the West End are located – will not begin until 8:30 p.m.

D.C. law usually limits construction to the hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., but work on roadways is limited to the evening hours.

“We will, of course, aim to limit noise to as early in this time period as possible, so as not to disturb adjacent residents,” an e-mail sent to students read.

The construction will replace utility and technology cables under sidewalks between Ross Hall and Gelman Library, according to the e-mail, rerouting pedestrian traffic on some sidewalks. Barriers will be placed along 23rd and H streets to create temporary sidewalks.

On Eye Street, the ground and sidewalks will be excavated to replace JBKO Hall’s main water line.

Parking garage entry and exit may also be affected, according to the e-mail, and garage staff and traffic attendants will monitor traffic flow.

Ross Hall’s garage will see alternate entry and exit patterns April 4, April 16 and April 23, while the University Parking Garage will see changes April 16 and April 23.

University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard did not return a request for comment by press time.

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