As a reminder, the intersection of 7th Street and Virginia Avenue S.E. will close as early as Monday, April 24, following the reopening of 5th Street. The 7th Street closing will allow 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 the 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.