June 24, 2008
NOTICE REGARDING SUPREME COURT MODERNIZATION PROJECT WORK AND SECOND STREET CLOSURE
For your information, beginning on Monday, July 7, construction work will take place on the east side ( Second Street , NE) of the U.S. Supreme Court building in preparation for the next phase of work on the Supreme Court Modernization Project. The preparation work is expected to last approximately three to four weeks. The work performed during both phases of this project will be in compliance with D.C. noise regulations and will take place Monday through Saturday. Efforts are being made to complete the project as quickly as possible and with a minimal amount of disturbance, but some noise will be generated by jack-hammering that will take place inside the building.
From Wednesday, July 23 to Tuesday, August 12, during the second phase of this work, Second Street , NE will be closed between East Capitol Street and A Street , NE. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be temporarily impacted by the project. A trailer and a construction crane will be placed on Second Street , NE in the area between A Street, NE and the Court's south drive. The area will be cordoned off by barriers. There will be no through-traffic on Second Street , NE while the crane and trailer are in place. The temporary street closure is necessary to provide adequate space for the safe removal and delivery of materials related to the project. Steps will be taken to minimize the noise associated with the work, but the crane will generate some noise as it moves and unloads material.
A Street, NE will remain open. Vehicles will be able to access Second Street , NE from points north, but only up to the intersection of A Street, NE. There will be no vehicular access to Second Street , NE from East Capitol Street . Signs will be posted on routes to and at the intersections impacted by the closure. Second Street , NE will remain open to pedestrian traffic on the east side of the street across from the Court building. Street parking will not be available in the section of Second Street, NE that will be cordoned off during the project.
Efforts are being made to complete both phases of this project as quickly as possible. We regret any inconvenience the work may cause. For more information regarding the Supreme Court modernization project, please see the Court's website: www.supremecourtus.gov , or contact the Court's Public Information Office: 202-479-3211.