Water Main Work Continues; New York Ave. Lanes Still Closed

WASHINGTON -- Two eastbound lanes of New York Avenue are closed due to a water main break at Montana Avenue in Northeast.

The lanes are closed from Montana to Blandensburg Road until further notice.

Crews are working to repair the 12-inch main on New York Avenue near Montana Avenue in Northeast.  The estimated repair time was 7 a.m., but as of 3 p.m., crews were still working and had no updated finish time.

The closures caused major rush-hour delays Monday evening and could affect the Tuesday evening commute.

The following detours are suggested:

  • Rhode Island Avenue east to southbound South Dakota Avenue to eastbound New York Avenue.
  • Florida Avenue southeast to Benning Road east to Interstate 295.
  • Florida Avenue southeast to 14th Street NE south to Maryland Avenue. Take a left onto Maryland and then another left onto Bladensburg Road. At the intersection of Bladensburg and New York Avenue, take a right.
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