VAT Updates

April 20, 2018
Saturday Work, April 21st

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, April 21st, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition and removal of temporary bracing and street restoration work. CSX does not expect any of this to be disruptive and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors. Small groups of workers may be present on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment, but activity will be very limited and is not expected to be disruptive.

April 20, 2018
Streetscape Construction Work Progressing

New streetscape construction continues to progress in the 200 and 300 blocks of Virginia Avenue and residents will see work beginning shortly in the 400 block. CSX appreciates everyone's patience as we approach the completion of the project in the Fall of 2018.

April 13, 2018
Saturday Work, April 14th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, April 14th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition and removal of temporary bracing and street restoration work. CSX does not expect any of this to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors. Small groups of workers may be present on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment, but activity will be very limited and is not expected to be disruptive. 

April 13, 2018
New Community Office Hours

Effective immediately, the VAT community office hours will be modified to align with community members preferences to visit by appointment. The office will be open to the public for walk-ins at the following time:

Wednesday -- 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The community office will continue to be open for appointments upon request. Please call 1-800-494-1049 or email VAT@CSX.com to set up an appointment with a member of the project team.

April 13, 2018
March Environmental Monitoring Reports Available

As part of our efforts to maintain a safe, secure project environment throughout the reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, we are conducting a comprehensive monitoring program that measures and records noisevibration and air quality near the site. The March 2018 summary reports on noise, vibration and air quality monitoring are now available. We encourage you to visit the environmental monitoring page as you are reviewing the reports for helpful background information.

April 6, 2018
Saturday Work, April 7th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, April 7th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition and removal of temporary bracing, and street restoration work. CSX does not expect any of this to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors. Small groups of workers may be present on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment, but activity will be very limited and is not expected to be disruptive. 

 

April 6, 2018
New Community Office Hours

Effective immediately, the VAT community office hours will be modified to align with community members preferences to visit by appointment. The office will be open to the public for walk-ins at the following time:

Wednesday --  8 a.m. to  12 p.m.

The community office will continue to be open for appointments upon request. Please call 1-800-494-1049 or email VAT@CSX.com to set up an appointment with a member of the project team.

March 29, 2018
No Saturday Work, March 31st

CSX has no plans to conduct construction activity on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project on Saturday, March 31st. Work will resume on Monday, April 2nd. Small groups of workers may be present on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment, but activity will be very limited and is not expected to be disruptive.

 

March 29, 2018
February Environmental Monitoring Reports Available

As part of our efforts to maintain a safe, secure project environment throughout the reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, we are conducting a comprehensive monitoring program that measures and records noise, vibration and air quality near the site. The February 2018 summary reports on noise, vibration, and air quality monitoring are now available. We encourage you to visit the environmental monitoring page as you are reviewing the reports for helpful background information.

March 23, 2018
VAT Team Completes Final Tunnel Roof Pour

The Clark/Parsons JV Virginia Avenue Tunnel team this week completed the final concrete tunnel roof pour for the entire VAT project. The team poured over 84,000 cubic yards of concrete for the tunnel, and has completed the effort on schedule. The entire project remains on schedule for completion in Fall of 2018, within the 42-month construction period identified at the project outset.

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