VAT Updates

November 12, 2015
Environmental Monitoring Reports

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 October 2015 summary reports on noisevibration 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.

November 5, 2015
Updated Streetscape Restorations Plans Available

CSX has been supporting efforts by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D to refine proposals for the restoration of Virginia Avenue following completion of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project. Revised plans for the proposed restoration are available for review on the project website:

Virginia Avenue Streetscape and Landscape Plans 
Virginia Avenue Streetscape Plan – 11th to 12th Street 
Virginia Avenue Landscape Plan – East 
Virginia Avenue Landscape Plan – West 
Virginia Avenue Park Plan

These plans will be reviewed at upcoming ANC 6B and ANC 6D public meetings, and the D.C. Public Space Committee will host a public meeting on Thursday, November 12, 6:30 p.m., at 1100 4th Street, S.W., Washington D.C.

November 4, 2015
Water Outage Update: Virginia Avenue between 8th and 11th Streets, S.E.

Customers south of Virginia Avenue between 8th and 11th Streets, S.E., may experience a temporary outage during the overnight hours between Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6. Customers who will be affected by the outages should also expect to receive advance notices directly from DC Water. Previous disruptions in the area have lasted approximately three hours and occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. Every effort will be made to minimize the time that water service is not available. We apologize for any inconveniences these outages may cause.

November 4, 2015
Water Outage Update: 300-400 Blocks of Virginia Avenue, S.E.

DC Water customers in the 300 and 400 blocks of Virginia Avenue may have received notices about a potential water outage on Thursday, Nov. 5, beginning at 10 p.m. CSX has been informed that the outage may not occur Thursday evening, and may occur next Thursday, Nov. 12, instead. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

November 4, 2015
Saturday Project Work, Nov. 7

CSX will conduct limited construction work at several locations along the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project site this Saturday, November 7. Work to install temporary street decks at the intersection of 4th Street, S.E. and Virginia Avenue will continue, as will work on support-of-excavation structures in the 400 block of Virginia Avenue. Work also will continue on the new retaining wall at the eastern portal of the tunnel, east of 11th Street, S.E. No additional traffic detours or restrictions are required for these efforts. CSX does not anticipate that these activities will be disruptive to neighbors, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience they may cause.

November 4, 2015
CSX Open House Thursday, Nov. 12

CSX will host the next Virginia Avenue Tunnel project open house meeting on Thursday, November 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. Members of the CSX project team and representatives from our design and construction partner, Clark/Parsons, will be available to answer questions and to provide project updates. There will be no formal presentation. All community members are invited. We hope you’ll plan to join us.

November 4, 2015
Coffee with Chuck Wednesday, Nov. 18

Chuck Gullakson, chief project engineer for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project, will host a monthly coffee meeting Wednesday, November 18, from 8-9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. At the meeting, Chuck and the project team will share project updates and answer questions from local residents and businesses.

November 4, 2015
Potential Electricity Outage, Week of Nov.16-20

Pepco has informed CSX that customers in the Capital Quarters community may experience an electricity outage during the week of Nov. 16-20 while it installs a new electrical transformer. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

November 4, 2015
No Project Work Scheduled Nov. 26-27, in Recognition of Thanksgiving Holiday

There will be no work on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project on Thursday, Nov. 26, or Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

November 3, 2015
CSX to Host Public Open House on VAT Project on November 12

CSX will host the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project quarterly public open house on Thursday, November 12 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street S.E. Members of the CSX project team and representatives from our design and construction partner, Clark/Parsons, will be available to answer questions and to provide project updates. There will be no formal presentation. All community members are invited. http://bit.ly/1k85o2N

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