Construction Progress on Second Tunnel Continues


The CSX team continues to make good progress on demolishing the old Virginia Avenue Tunnel structure and replacing it with the second new tunnel. The team is assembling the second moveable “traveler” concrete framing system, which is used to pour the walls for the tunnel structure. Concrete floors (inverts) are being poured in several blocks and pre-cast roof panels are beginning to arrive on site for installation in the near term. The portal at the west end of the tunnel, near 2nd Street, S.E., is expected to be completed this fall, and at this point the project remains on schedule to be completed in mid-2018. CSX remains focused on completing this project safely and efficiently, and we appreciate the community’s patience.


Friday, June 23, 2017