Construction Progress on Second Tunnel Continues

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The CSX team continues to make good progress on demolishing the old Virginia Avenue Tunnel structure and replacing it with the second new tunnel. Placement of concrete on the new tunnel’s floors, walls and roofs is progressing well and on schedule through the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Virginia Avenue, and also at the east end of the project. 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 as we continue to press through towards completion.

Date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017