As CSX begins restoring Virginia Avenue, DDOT engineering standards require that the soil used to support the roadbed be compacted in place. Progress on tunnel construction and removal of the cross-street bridge decks will soon see this activity taking place. The CSX team is using industry-standard equipment to complete that work, which includes large, heavy rollers that vibrate while they pass over the soil to be compacted. While residents who live closest to the construction area may feel these vibrations, the vibrations are not strong enough to cause damage to nearby structures.
In addition, as early as next week, CSX will begin removing the temporary loading dock at the 200 I Street building to reconstruct the permanent loading dock. This work will include jackhammering the concrete pad near 3rd Street. Residents and employees of the 200 I Street building may experience higher than normal levels of noise during this time. The removal of concrete will take approximately two-three weeks.
CSX continues to monitor the noise, vibration and air-quality adjacent to the site, and will take necessary steps to ensure that work remains within the established parameters for the project. We will complete this work as quickly as we can, and apologize for any inconvenience this temporary situation may cause.