Weekly road closures slated near Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center sits along the Potomac River in Foggy Bottom. (photo by Wikipedia user Tom)

Weekly short-duration closures are affecting the westbound lanes of the Roosevelt Bridge and both directions of the Rock Creek Parkway adjacent to the Kennedy Center, according to the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority.

DC Water says the construction-related closures will each last about 10 minutes and will take place every Monday at some point between noon and 3 p.m. through the end of September. Pedestrian access will be closed along westbound lanes of the bridge and along Rock Creek Parkway near the Kennedy Center, according to a news release.

The closures stem from DC Water’s construction in the southern portion of the Kennedy Center property as part of its Clean Rivers Project.  The work may result in a series of air horns, a brief plume of smoke at the southern end of the Kennedy Center, a mild vibration and a loud noise, the release states.