The Virginia Avenue Tunnel

Welcome to the Virginia Avenue Tunnel website. We hope you’ll find information here to answer your questions and learn more about how the tunnel reconstruction may impact you. You can also learn how the new tunnel will benefit you and the Washington metropolitan region.

The reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel will replace an existing tunnel that is more than 110 years old, helping CSX better serve customers in D.C. and the surrounding area while reducing highway congestion and, improving the environment. CSX is committed to safely and efficiently upgrading this critical piece of the region’s rail system in a way that addresses community concerns and helps leave this great neighborhood even better than it is today.

Read our message to our D.C. neighbors to learn more about our commitment to the community.

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Project Plan

CSX is committed to working safely and efficiently, while minimizing disruption to our neighbors. Learn more about the planned construction milestones.

Tunnel History

The Virginia Avenue Tunnel plays an important and historic role in moving goods along the East Coast.


Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Virginia Avenue Tunnel reconstruction.