For just about everyone, a few saw cuts in the road aren't very exciting, but for the KVT project team the cuts made along Cortland Place on Wednesday 10/14 represented a major step forward for the project. The gas line relocation along Cortland Place NW and Devonshire Place NW (referred to below as Phase 4) will feed the new gas line currently being installed along the Klingle Trail, and it will eliminate an existing feed pipe that crosses Klingle Creek behind the Woodley Park Towers. The crossing feed pipe, shown below, has been exposed for several years due to the heavy erosion along Klingle Creek. Removing the pipe is key to our stream restoration work and ultimately to the trail.
Here's the current status of Washington Gas' relocation work:
Meanwhile, crews continued working west on Phase 1 relocation this week, with another 150 feet of pipe installed.
In other news, Klingle Creek stream restoration work is ready to begin! Our stream restoration contractor will mobilize to the site in the next two weeks and will start the stream work during the first week of November.