VAT Updates

June 23, 2017
8th Street Realignment Complete

The CSX team completed the realignment of 8th Street this week. The intersection will remain in this configuration until the final restoration at the completion of the project. We appreciate the community’s patience as this transition was finished. 

June 23, 2017
Construction Progress on Second Tunnel Continues

The CSX team continues to make good progress on demolishing the old Virginia Avenue Tunnel structure and replacing it with the second new tunnel. The team is assembling the second moveable “traveler” concrete framing system, which is used to pour the walls for the tunnel structure. Concrete floors (inverts) are being poured in several blocks and pre-cast roof panels are beginning to arrive on site for installation in the near term. The portal at the west end of the tunnel, near 2nd Street, S.E., is expected to be completed this fall, and at this point the project remains on schedule to be completed in mid-2018. CSX remains focused on completing this project safely and efficiently, and we appreciate the community’s patience.

 

June 23, 2017
Saturday Work, June 24th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 24, 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.

 

June 23, 2017
One Sidewalk on 4th St. Bridge May Be Closed During Construction Hours

One sidewalk may be intermittently closed across the temporary 4th Street bridge deck during construction hours to protect pedestrians while concrete is being poured in that area over the next two weeks. At least one sidewalk across the bridge deck will remain open at all times. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the crosswalks at the corner of 4th & I Street or 4th & Virginia Avenue (north of the interstate) to safely cross the roadway. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

June 16, 2017
Saturday Work, June 17th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 17, 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, 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.

June 16, 2017
11th Street Lanes Reopened

All lanes of 11th Street were reopened to vehicle traffic on Friday, June 9th. This is the final configuration for 11th Street.

June 16, 2017
8th Street Realignment to be Complete Next Week

The CSX team encountered an unexpected delay related to utility work in completing the realignment of 8th Street this week. The work is now expected to be complete by Friday, June 23. Once complete, the intersection will remain in this configuration until the final restoration at the completion of the project.

June 16, 2017
May 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 May 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.

June 16, 2017
Coffee with Chuck Exhibits Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Coffee with Chuck on Wednesday, June 14. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted on the project website. Please plan now to attend our next events, including our next Open House on Thursday, July 20, and Coffee with Chuck on Wednesday, August 16.

June 9, 2017
Saturday Work, June 10th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 10, 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, 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.

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