At the community open house two weeks ago, CSX provided information about the anticipated schedule for restoring and reopening the open spaces along Virginia Avenue that have been disturbed during the project. Among the highlights, and barring any unforeseen circumstances or severe weather impacts, CSX expects to restore and reopen the green spaces in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue in the spring, the open space in the 400 block of Virginia Avenue and the connection to Garfield Park at 2nd Street in the early summer, and Virginia Avenue Park in late summer of 2018. More specific information about timing will be shared as it becomes available. The restoration plans are available for review on the project website. All of the exhibits from the Oct. 19 open house are available here on the project website.
The project remains on schedule to be completed within the originally announced 42-month timeframe, and CSX remains committed to completing the project as efficiently as possible.