Demolition of Old Tunnel Progressing Eastward

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Update: 

The demolition of the old Virginia Avenue tunnel began this week in the 200 block of Virginia and will move eastward as progress allows. 
 
Work could reach the 300 block of Virginia Avenue as soon as Thursday, March 2, or Friday, March 3. Work will take place during the normal project work day, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
 
Demolition activities will be conducted from within the old tunnel and at street level. Using hoe-rams and other heavy equipment, the roof arch and the southern wall of the old tunnel will be knocked down and removed from the tunnel with bucket loaders, dump trucks and other traditional earth-moving equipment.
 
The CSX team will continue to monitor noise, vibration and air-quality throughout this process and proactive measures will be employed to minimize disruption or annoyance to the surrounding community as much as possible.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017