Update: Sinkhole closes 14th Street lanes through Friday rush hour

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Drivers on 14th Street, NW have another day to deal with lane closures. Two northbound lanes of 14th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW are closed due to a sinkhole. Repair crews from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and DC Water have been working on this trouble spot since Wednesday.

DDOT says the lane closures will remain in place through morning rush hour on Friday, July 11. However, DC Water says the lane closures could remain in place until after evening rush Friday.

Traffic will still be able to move in adjacent lanes, but officials are urging drivers to use alternate routes to avoid delays.

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Thursday afternoon, DC Water released this statement, "Upon extensive investigation of the sinkhole on 14th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, DC Water has determined that the water and sewer infrastructure did not cause the damage to the roadway.

"DC Water initially believed a 51-inch sewer could have been the cause of the damage. However, after excavating a large section of the roadway, the Authority determined the sewer pipe in this section of 14th Street NW is in proper working condition. There is no DC Water infrastructure located directly beneath the sinkhole.

"DC Water will restore the work area which is expected to be completed by tomorrow evening. The current road closure in two northbound lanes of 14th Street NW and all necessary traffic control measures will remain in place until the work is complete."


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