VAT Updates

May 11, 2018
5th Street to Reopen, as soon as May 14th

On or about the week of May 14th, 5th Street will reopen to vehicular traffic. Work will continue to progress on the street and open-space restoration at the intersection of 5th Street and Virginia Avenue. New paving, granite curbing, sidewalks, drainage and underground work for streetlights are well underway. CSX appreciates the community’s patience while we complete this important work.

 

May 11, 2018
7th Street Intersection to Close, as early as the week of May 14th

After 5th Street reopens, CSX expects to temporarily close the 7th Street SE intersection with Virginia Avenue for approximately 3-4 months. The closure will allow removal of the existing temporary bridge deck and final street restoration. The timing for the closure and work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and the reopening of 5th Street. CSX will provide updates as the work progresses.

May 11, 2018
Please Join Us for Coffee with Chuck

The next "Coffee with Chuck" morning briefing will be held Wednesday, May 16th, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Avenue SE[na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Registration and refreshments will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. The VAT engineering team will provide an update on the current status of construction as well as upcoming activities. We hope to see you there. 

May 4, 2018
5th Street to Reopen, as soon as May 14th

On or about the week of May 14th, 5th Street will reopen to vehicular traffic. Work will continue to progress on the street and open-space restoration at the intersection of 5th Street and Virginia Avenue. New paving, granite curbing, sidewalks, drainage and underground work for streetlights are well underway. CSX appreciates the community’s patience while we complete this important work.

May 4, 2018
7th Street Intersection to Close, as soon as May 14th

As soon as May 14th when 5th Street reopens, CSX expects to temporarily close the 7th Street SE intersection with Virginia Avenue for approximately 3-4 months. The closure will allow removal of the existing temporary bridge deck and final street restoration. The timing for the closure and work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and the reopening of 5th Street. CSX will provide updates as the work progresses.

May 4, 2018
Please Join Us for Coffee with Chuck

The next “Coffee with Chuck” morning briefing will be held Wednesday, May 16th, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Avenue SE. Registration and refreshments will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. The VAT engineering team will provide an update on the current status of construction as well as upcoming activities. We hope to see you there.

May 4, 2018
Saturday Work, May 5th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, May 5th, 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.

May 4, 2018
4th Street and I Street Utility Work, as soon as May 9th

During the week of May 7th, utility work will be occurring in the intersection of 4th Street and I Street SE as work progresses on the final streetscape restoration. There are no utility outages expected with this work. Flaggers will be present to assist drivers in the area. CSX urges all drivers to use caution through this intersection. Vehicular and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout this process. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and CSX will provide more information as the work progresses. 

April 27, 2018
Saturday Work, April 28th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, April 28th, 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 27, 2018
Lanes to Shift on 8th Street

As soon as Monday, April 30th, traffic will be shifted to new lanes on 8th Street S.E., through the intersection with Virginia Avenue. This will allow for the removal of the Phase II bridge deck and the final reconstruction of the intersection. Drivers are urged to be cautious while traveling through the area.

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