The intersection of 7th Street and Virginia Avenue SE will close as early as Monday, April 24, upon the reopening of 5th Street, to allow for the installation of a temporary bridge deck across the area to be excavated for the second new tunnel. CSX expects the closure to last at least 4 weeks. CSX will provide regular updates on progress of the deck construction in the coming weeks and the anticipated re-opening date as it becomes known.
While 7th Street is closed between Virginia Avenue and L Street, detour signs will be in place north and south of Virginia Avenue on 7th Street to direct drivers around the closure. A pathway for pedestrians will remain open throughout the period that the street is closed. CSX has prepared a map showing detour routes around the closed intersection, available here on the project website. Updates on timing (if any) will be provided as they become available.