As soon as March 12th, CSX expects to temporarily close the 4th Street SE intersection with Virginia Avenue for approximately 3-4 months. The closure will allow removal of the existing temporary bridge deck, completion of a portion of the roof of the second new Virginia Avenue Tunnel and final street restoration. The timing for the closure and work is dependent on favorable weather conditions. CSX will provide updates as the work progresses.
Pedestrian access will be maintained across the intersection throughout this process. The east side driveway to the Capitol Quarter townhomes will be switched to the original alignment from Virginia Avenue. Drivers will be directed to drive down Virginia Avenue to go north- or south-bound on 3rd Street.
Detour signs, barrels and other traffic management tools will be in place to guide drivers wishing to travel north or south across Virginia Avenue on 3rd Street. Southbound traffic on 4th Street will be detoured to turn right on G Street SE, left on 3rd Street, left on I Street and right on 4th Street. These detours are detailed here on the project website.
Thank you in advance for your continued patience while we work to complete this important project.