VAT Updates

June 8, 2018
Saturday Work, June 9th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 9th, 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. 

June 1, 2018
Saturday Work, June 2nd

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 2nd, 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.

May 24, 2018
April Environmental Monitoring Reports 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 April 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.

May 24, 2018
Saturday Work, May 26th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, May 26th, 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 24, 2018
No Work on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th

In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, the Virginia Avenue Tunnel team will suspend work on the project throughout the day on Monday, May 28th. Small groups of workers will still 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. The Community Office will be closed on Monday and re-open according to the normal schedule on Tuesday, May 29th.

 

May 18, 2018
Saturday Work, May 19th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, May 19th, 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 18, 2018
"Coffee with Chuck" Presentation Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for "Coffee with Chuck" on Wednesday morning, May 16th. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted to the project website. Please plan now to attend our next "Coffee with Chuck" on Wednesday, July 18th.

May 11, 2018
Saturday Work, May 12th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, May 12th, 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 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.

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