The District Department of Transportation has temporarily closed 49th Street from Fulton Street NW to Dexter Street NW to all thru traffic - including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians - to replace the culvert and restore the roadway washed out by recent rainstorms.

Access will be maintained for local residents, DDOT said in a statement Friday.

The work is expected to take three to four months, weather permitting. The street will reopen when the project is complete.

Motorists are advised to use alternative routes during the closure.