VAT Updates

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.

October 26, 2018
Saturday Work, October 27th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, October 27th, 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. 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. 

October 26, 2018
6th St. Off-Ramp Construction and Paving Complete

The reconstruction and final paving of the 6th St. off-ramp has been completed and is fully operational.

October 26, 2018
Final Paving of the 8th St. Intersection

CSX is continuing the final paving process of the 8th St. intersection. Reduced lanes remain with flaggers on-site throughout the duration of this work.

October 26, 2018
Community Office Closing

With the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project coming to a close, the VAT Community Office is also officially closing this week. If there are any further inquiries or comments on the pending completion of the project or the Community Office, the team asks that you submit inquiries to our online comment page and we’ll respond appropriately.

October 19, 2018
6th St. Off-Ramp Closure

Starting on the evening of Monday, October 22nd, the 6th street off-ramp will be closed at night while CSX performs reconstruction and final paving. We project that the work will be complete and the ramp reopened in time for rush hour traffic Thursday morning. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential disturbances this work may have on neighbors. 

October 19, 2018
Final Paving of the 8th St. Intersection

As early as later in the week of October 22nd, CSX will be completing the final paving of the 8th St. intersection. At this time there will be reduced lanes with flaggers on-site throughout the duration of this work.

October 19, 2018
200 Block of Virginia Avenue Opened

CSX is happy to announce that the 200 block of Virginia Avenue opened last Friday. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience while this work was underway.

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