VAT Updates

November 16, 2018
Weekend Work, November 17th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, November 17th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include street restoration work. Small groups of workers may be present on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

November 16, 2018
Future VAT Communications

As soon as Monday, November 19th, in conjunction with the conclusion of the project, the current VAT website will redirect to the main CSX site where we will provide an avenue for future communications. The CSX team will send an update on this and additional details when the redirection of the site takes place. 

November 9, 2018
Saturday Work, November 10th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, November 10th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday will include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

November 9, 2018
Sunday Work, November 11th

The project team continues to push to complete final street restoration. Weather permitting, CSX expects to conduct streetscape work at locations between 7th and 11th Streets SE, including Virginia Avenue Park restoration work, on Sunday, November 11th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

November 9, 2018
September Environmental Monitoring Reports Now 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 and vibration near the site. The September 2018 summary reports on noise and vibration monitoring are now available. We encourage you to visit the environmental monitoring page as you are reviewing the reports for helpful background information.

November 9, 2018
Community Office Closed

With the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project coming to a close, the VAT Community Office has officially concluded operations. If there are any further inquiries or comments on the pending completion of the project, the team asks that you submit inquiries to our online comment page.

November 2, 2018
Saturday Work, November 3rd

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, November 3rd at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday will include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

November 2, 2018
Final Street Re-surfacing

As CSX approaches final completion of the project, final milling and resurfacing of various District streets to provide smooth riding surfaces for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will be completed over the next two weeks. In order to minimize impacts to the motoring public and to complete the asphalt paving before Fall weather conditions prohibit such work, some of this work will be completed on some days during evening and night time hours along main thoroughfare streets where directed by DDOT.  CSX appreciates the community’s patience as it works to complete this final stage of the project.

November 2, 2018
New Tree Plantings Continues to Progress

The project team continues to advance final landscaping generally working from west to east along the length of the project. Consistent with District Urban Forestry Division guidance and specifications, the planting season for most trees is between October 15th and June 1st. Since it is the Fall season, the community may observe some of the new deciduous trees are entering their natural dormancy and losing their leaves, much as are other established trees do in the Fall elsewhere in the District. Per DDOT specifications, CSX’s landscaping team will be monitoring the health of new trees over the coming year.

November 2, 2018
Community Office Closed

With the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project coming to a close, the VAT Community Office has officially closed. If there are any further inquiries or comments on the pending completion of the project, the team asks that you submit inquiries to our online comment page.

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