CSX expects to re-open the intersection of 3rd Street and Virginia Avenue, S.E., during the week of Jan. 23-27. This closure is allowing CSX to remove the existing Phase I temporary bridge deck to complete the roof of the first new tunnel structure and complete additional utility work. No interruptions to residents’ utility services are anticipated, due to preparations that were completed during Phase I. Following completion of those tasks, a new, Phase II temporary bridge deck will be installed over the area to be excavated for the second new tunnel structure.
Once the 3rd Street intersection is reopened, the VAT team will proceed with a plan to move a utility manhole that is located in 4th Street near the temporary Capitol Quarter driveway. That work will require temporarily closing 4th Street and limiting vehicle access to the driveway. We will provide more information about the closing, anticipated detours and timing in advance.
CSX will complete this work as expeditiously as possible, and we thank you for your patience while we complete this project.