Credit: Darrow Montgomery

A cross-town Metro bus route that sees approximately 50,000 trips each month will get significant long-term detours beginning Thursday because of a D.C. Water project.

In an advisory, Metro says the G2 bus, which connects Howard and Georgetown universities, will lose several stops as a result of the work, for an unspecified amount of time. The buses will detour at P Street and New Jersey Ave NW and at Fourth and Elm Street NW, along their east and west directions:

The G2 won’t serve the following stops for the length of the project, which spans Third Street NW between Florida and Rhode Island avenues NW, according to Metro:

  • P Street and New Jersey Avenue NW (eastbound)
  • P Street and Third Street NW (eastbound)
  • Third Street and Q Street NW (both directions)
  • Third Street and R Street NW (westbound)
  • Third Street and Florida Avenue NW (eastbound)
  • Third Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW (both directions)
  • Cooper Circle and Third Street NW (eastbound)
  • Cooper Circle and T Street NW (westbound)
  • Third St and U Street NW (both directions)
  • Elm Street and Third Street NW (eastbound)
  • Elm Street and Fourth Street NW (both directions)

Still, Metro says it will add the following temporary stops to compensate for the detours:

  • New Jersey Avenue and P Street NW (westbound), currently served by route 96
  • New Jersey Avenue and R Street NW (both directions), currently served by route 96
  • New Jersey Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue NW (both directions), currently served by route 96
  • Fourth Street and T Street NW (westbound)
  • Fourth St and U Street NW (eastbound)

Update 4:15 p.m. A D.C. Water spokesperson explains that the agency is working on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel portion of the “Clean Rivers Project,” which requires the rerouting. It is expected to be finished in 2023.