VAT Updates

September 8, 2017
Deadline is September 15th for Round 5 Community Fund Grant Applications

Near Southeast Community Partners is accepting applications for Round 5 grants from the $650,000 CSX Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund. The deadline for applying for Round 5 grants is September 15th. A volunteer committee will decide how the fund is allocated and NSC Partners, the third-party administrator, will disperse the funds in 6 phases during the course of the project. The online application and information about how to apply are available here

September 8, 2017
Weekend Work, September 9th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, September 9th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

September 8, 2017
"Coffee with Chuck" on September 13th

Please plan to join us for our next "Coffee with Chuck" briefing, on Wednesday, September 13th, where the VAT engineering team will provide an update on the status of construction and upcoming construction activities. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration and refreshments begin at 7:30 a.m.) at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Please RSVP here if you plan to join us. 

August 31, 2017
No Weekend Work, September 2-4

No construction activity will occur on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project over the Labor Day weekend, September 2nd through September 4th. Some workers may be present to monitor site conditions during the long weekend, but no construction activity is planned at this time. We hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day.

August 31, 2017
"Coffee with Chuck" on September 13

Please plan to join us for our next "Coffee with Chuck" briefing, on Wednesday, September 13th, where the VAT engineering team will provide an update on the status of construction and upcoming activities. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration and refreshments begin at 7:30 a.m.) at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Please RSVP here if you plan to join us. 

August 31, 2017
NSC Partners Accepting Round 5 Grant Applications, Deadline September 15th

Near Southeast Community Partners is accepting applications for Round 5 grants from the $650,000 CSX Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund. The deadline for applying for Round 5 grants is September 15th. A volunteer committee will decide how the fund is allocated and NSC Partners, the third-party administrator, will disperse the funds in 6 phases during the course of the project. The online application and information about how to apply are available here

August 31, 2017
Construction Progress on Second Tunnel Continues

The CSX team continues to make good progress on demolishing the old Virginia Avenue Tunnel structure and replacing it with the second new tunnel. Placement of concrete on the new tunnel’s floors, walls and roofs is progressing well and on schedule through the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Virginia Avenue, and also at the east end of the project. The portal at the west end of the tunnel, near 2nd Street, S.E., is expected to be completed this fall, and at this point the project remains on schedule to be completed in mid-2018. CSX remains focused on completing this project safely and efficiently, and we appreciate the community’s patience as we continue to press through towards completion.

August 25, 2017
Saturday Work, August 26

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, August 26th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

August 18, 2017
Saturday Work, August 19th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, August 19th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, demolition, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

August 18, 2017
“Coffee with Chuck” Presentation Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Coffee with Chuck” on Wednesday morning, August 16. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted to the project website. Please plan now to attend our next events, including "Coffee with Chuck" on Wednesday, September 13, and our next Open House on Thursday, October 19.

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