VAT Updates

May 7, 2015
Utility Relocation Work on 5th, 6th, 8th and 11th Streets

Beginning as soon as Monday, May 11, utility relocation work will start near the intersections of Virginia Avenue and 5th, 6th, 8th and 11th Streets, S.E. Work will include surveying, pavement removal, trenching and other activities associated with utility relocations. Traffic lanes in these areas may be shifted and some parking spaces will be occupied. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should use caution when traveling through this area and be prepared to follow temporary traffic controls. This work is expected to continue through September. 

May 4, 2015
NSCP Selects Community Mitigation Fund Committee Members

Near Southeast Community Partners (NSC Partners) has selected the Community Mitigation Fund Committee members. The committee will be responsible for allocating the $650,000 fund provided by CSX to offset temporary inconveniences resulting from the project and to support neighborhood enhancements.

NSC Partners received a tremendous response from well-qualified applicants, and gave careful consideration to selecting individuals who represent the diversity of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel neighborhood. For a full list of committee members, click here: http://bit.ly/1E1cgBT.

May 4, 2015
Utility Work Has Begun Under I-695 at 2nd Street S.E.

The previously announced utility relocation work in the ad hoc recreation area under I-695 at 2nd Street S.E. began today, May 4. Access to the area will be limited during construction hours and visitors are encouraged to be cautious when traveling near the area. In the coming weeks, this work will extend into the intersection of 2nd Street S.E. and Virginia Avenue. Future updates will provide further notice of that planned work.

April 30, 2015
4th Street Update

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, May 1, traffic lanes on 4th Street, S.E., between the westbound lanes of Virginia Avenue and I Street S.E., will temporarily shift to accommodate utility relocation work. Work will occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 60 days. Some parking spaces will be occupied to accommodate lane shifts. Drivers should exercise caution in this area and be prepared to follow traffic controls when traveling on 4th Street S.E.

April 28, 2015
April 2015 Open House Newsletter

For more information about last week’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project Open House, please check out our newsletter here: http://bit.ly/29lZ03T.  

April 24, 2015
Pre-construction Environmental Monitoring Summary Reports Now Available

CSX contractors have completed summary reports of pre-construction noise and air-quality monitoring, and the reports are now available online. This pre-construction monitoring establishes a baseline for comparing monitoring results gathered during construction. Once construction starts, summary reports of monitoring results will be posted on a monthly basis. http://bit.ly/1HwBM8f

April 23, 2015
Quarterly Open House Information Boards

The information boards from today’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel Information Open House are now available. http://bit.ly/1ufZ1hp

April 17, 2015
4th Street Lane Shifts

Beginning as early as Monday, April 20, traffic lanes on 4th Street S.E., between the westbound lanes of Virginia Avenue and I Street S.E., will temporarily shift to accommodate utility relocation work. Work will occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 60 days. Some parking spaces will be temporarily occupied during the work period to accommodate lane shifts. Drivers should exercise caution in this area and be prepared to follow traffic controls when traveling on 4th Street S.E.

April 17, 2015
Utility Work Under I-695 at 2nd Street S.E.

Also beginning as early as Monday, April 20, utility relocation work will occur in the ad hoc recreation area under I-695 at 2nd Street S.E. Access to the area will be limited during construction hours and visitors are encouraged to be cautious when traveling near the area. In the coming weeks, this work will extend into the intersection of 2nd Street S.E. and Virginia Avenue. Future updates will provide further notice of that planned work.

April 17, 2015
Updated Community Office Hours

Beginning April 20, CSX will expand its office hours at the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Community Office, 861 New Jersey Avenue S.E. The new office hours will be: Monday & Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon and Tuesday & Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. Appointments are available outside these hours upon request. We hope this makes it convenient for residents to visit, ask questions, express concerns or provide feedback about the project.

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