South Dakota Ave. NE will be closed between 18th and 19th Streets through the weekend and on Monday, as crews work to repair a water main break.

The 16-inch water main ruptured Thursday and crews from DC Water have been on the scene performing repairs.

The District Department of Transportation said emergency repairs would last through the weekend and that the road would not open until Tuesday at the earliest.

If you normally travel on South Dakota Avenue, consider taking alternate routes. If heading southbound, make a left onto Taylor Avenue, then follow to Bunker Hill Rd. NE, then make a right onto 20th St. NE. If heading north, turn right onto 20th St. NE then make a left on either Shepherd Ave. NE or Bunker Hill Rd. NE.