VAT Updates

August 3, 2018
No Office Hours Week of August 6th

The VAT Community Office will have no office hours on Wednesday, August 8th. We will be back open for our regular office hours during the week of August 13th.  

July 27, 2018
Dog Park Opening Soon

As part of CSX’s commitment to the Virginia Avenue community, we will be opening the dog park off of H St. soon.

July 27, 2018
Saturday Work, July 28th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, July 28th, 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. CSX does not expect any of this to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential 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.

July 27, 2018
June 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, vibration and air quality near the site. The June 2018 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.

July 27, 2018
H St. Nearing Completion

In cooperation with WC Smith, street and cross-street restoration is nearing completion on H St. The final streetscape will feature a train viewing area at the south tunnel portal where a historical marker of the original tunnel will be in place.

July 20, 2018
Saturday Work, July 21

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, July 21st, 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 minimize any potential 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.

July 20, 2018
“Coffee with Chuck” Presentation Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Coffee with Chuck” on Wednesday morning, July 18th. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted to the project website.

July 13, 2018
Saturday Work, July 14th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, July 14th, 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 minimize any potential 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.

July 13, 2018
Street and Green-space Restoration Continues

Work continues to progress on the street and open-space restoration along Virginia Avenue between 2nd and 8th Streets, and will begin east of 8th Street soon. New paving, granite curbing, drainage, brick sidewalks, bicycle path, landscaping, and streetlight installations are in-progress. 4th Street was re-opened to traffic last weekend. CSX appreciates the community’s patience while we get closer to the project’s completion this Fall.

July 13, 2018
Please Join Us for Coffee with Chuck

The next "Coffee with Chuck" morning briefing will be held Wednesday, July 18th, 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.

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