VAT Updates

August 18, 2017
Saturday Work, August 19th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, August 19th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

August 18, 2017
“Coffee with Chuck” Presentation Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Coffee with Chuck” on Wednesday morning, August 16. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted to the project website. Please plan now to attend our next events, including "Coffee with Chuck" on Wednesday, September 13, and our next Open House on Thursday, October 19.

August 18, 2017
July 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 July 2017 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.

 

August 11, 2017
NSC Partners Accepting Round 5 Grant Applications, Deadline September 15th

Near Southeast Community Partners is accepting applications for Round 5 grants from the $650,000 CSX Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund. The deadline for applying for Round 5 grants is September 15th. A volunteer committee will decide how the fund is allocated and NSC Partners, the third-party administrator, will disperse the funds in 6 phases during the course of the project. The online application and information about how to apply are available here.

August 11, 2017
Saturday Work, August 12th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, August 12th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

August 11, 2017
"Coffee with Chuck" on August 16th

Please plan to join us for our next "Coffee with Chuck" briefing, on Wednesday, August 16th, where the VAT engineering team will provide an update on the status of construction and upcoming activities. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration and refreshments begin at 7:30 a.m.) at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Please RSVP here if you plan to join us.

August 4, 2017
Weekend Work, August 5th and 6th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, August 5th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. Due to the significant rainfall last week, CSX also expects to conduct construction-related repair work in the Virginia Avenue Park area on Sunday, August 6th. Work on Sunday may include demolition, excavation and installation of bracing. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

August 4, 2017
“Coffee with Chuck" on August 16th

Please plan to join us for our next "Coffee with Chuck" briefing, on Wednesday, August 16th, where the VAT engineering team will provide an update on the status of construction and upcoming construction activities. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration and refreshments begin at 7:30 a.m.) at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Please RSVP here if you plan to join us.

 

July 28, 2017
Saturday Work, July 29th

Weather permitting, CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, July 29th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. With the forecast indicating heavy rains throughout the day on Saturday, work may be curtailed. Crews will be on site monitoring the status of storm water drainage systems and pumps, and it may necessary to run additional pumps and generators around the clock to safely manage the volume of water that has been predicted. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and will work to limit the impact of these operations on our neighbors.

July 28, 2017
Cross-street Decks Complete

All cross-street bridge decks have been completed and will remain in their current configurations until the streetscape is restored after completion of the second new tunnel. We appreciate your patience as we completed the bridge deck installations.

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