Late last week northbound traffic on 3rd Street was redirected onto the newly re-paved western portion of the street across Virginia Avenue. This is the first street section over the new tunnel that has been paved since construction began in May 2015, and a positive sign of the progress the entire construction team is making toward finishing the project. While much work remains, curb, gutter and sidewalk installation continues at the intersection and work has shifted to remove the remaining portion of the temporary bridge deck that has been carrying vehicle traffic.
Restoration work will begin next at the 5th/6th Street intersection, in late December or early January, followed by 4th Street in the early spring of 2018.
CSX appreciates the community’s patience as we work expeditiously toward completing the project and the streetscape enhancements.