8/3 update: It’s going to take more than two weeks. DDOT tells WTOP, “The work being done is to repair the roadway infrastructure that was damaged by the storm, including repairing embankments and culverts.” The new estimate for the completion of repairs: before the end of August.
A day after the July 25th downpour and flash flood turned Broad Branch Road into a raging river, DDOT announced a section of the road would be closed for two weeks.
DDOT Director of Communications confirmed: “The roadway is closed for emergency maintenance work due to storm damage. The damage occurred along Broad branch road NW between Davenport St and Brandywine St NW. This section of Broad branch will be closed except for local traffic for the next two weeks.”
The damage goes beyond fallen trees and debris. In some spots, the roadbed was gouged out by the raging Broad Branch stream.