VAT Updates

January 26, 2018
Saturday Work, Jan. 27th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, Jan. 27th, 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, removal of bracing, and concrete construction activities. 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.

January 26, 2018
3rd Street Restoration Progress Continues

Work continues to progress on schedule on the street and open-space restoration at the intersection of 3rd Street and Virginia Avenue. Placement of new granite curbing and sidewalks, drainage work and underground preparations for streetlights are well underway.
 
As part of the final restoration, there will be increased construction activity along 3rd Street south of the Virginia Avenue/3rd Street intersection. In addition to the utility work that has been in-progress, demolition of portions of 3rd Street will be getting underway followed by reconstruction of new pavement, drainage, and other streetscape features. Access from the south to the 3rd Street Capitol Quarter townhome driveway will remain open during this process, though the driveway entrance will be narrowed and there will be considerable construction activity with workers and equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist drivers in the area. CSX urges all drivers to use caution through this intersection. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout this process.
 
CSX appreciates the community’s patience as we work expeditiously toward completing the project and the streetscape enhancements.

January 26, 2018
December 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 December 2017 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.

January 26, 2018
“Coffee with Chuck” Presentation Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for “Coffee with Chuck” on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted to the project website. Please plan now to attend our next "Coffee with Chuck" on Wednesday, March 21st.

January 19, 2018
Saturday Work, Jan. 20th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, Jan. 20th, 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, removal of bracing, and concrete construction activities. 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. 

January 19, 2018
3rd Street Restoration Progress Continues

Work continues to progress on schedule on the street and open-space restoration at the intersection of 3rd Street and Virginia Avenue. Placement of new granite curbing and sidewalks, drainage work and underground preparations for streetlights is well underway.

As part of the final restoration, there will be increased construction activity along 3rd Street south of the Virginia Avenue/3rd Street intersection. In addition to the utility work that has been in-progress, demolition of portions of 3rd Street will be getting underway followed by reconstruction of new pavement, drainage, and other streetscape features. Access from the south to the 3rd Street Capitol Quarter townhome driveway will remain open during this process, though the driveway entrance will be narrowed and there will be considerable construction activity with workers and equipment. Flaggers will be present to assist drivers in the area. CSX urges all drivers to use caution through this intersection. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout this process.

CSX appreciates the community’s patience as we work expeditiously toward completing the project and the streetscape enhancements.

January 19, 2018
Pedestrian Pathway Changes at 4th Street

As early as Monday, January 22nd, there will be temporary changes to the pedestrian pathway across Virginia Avenue at 4th Street. The pedestrian pathway on the west side of 4th Street will be temporarily closed to allow for final roadway reconstruction activities. The pedestrian pathway on the east side of 4th Street will remain open.

CSX urges pedestrians to use caution as they navigate through the new route, and we appreciate neighbors’ patience as we continue to make progress on this important project.

 

January 19, 2018
Please Plan to Join Us for the Jan. 24th "Coffee with Chuck"

The next "Coffee with Chuck" morning briefing will be held Wednesday, January 24, 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 status of construction and upcoming construction activities. We hope to see you there.

 

January 12, 2018
Saturday Work, Jan. 13th and Monday Work, MLK Day, Jan. 15th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, Jan. 13th, 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, removal of bracing, and concrete construction activities. 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. CSX will work regular construction hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15th.

 

January 12, 2018
3rd Street Capitol Quarter Permanent Driveway Activity

Work continues to progress on schedule on the street and open-space restoration at the intersection of 3rd Street and Virginia Avenue. Activities to prepare for the permanent new entrance to the Capitol Quarter driveway from Virginia Avenue will continue to occur, including the installation of temporary chain link fencing, removal of portions of the stockade fence, paving, removal of sound blankets, and installation of new granite curbing and sidewalks at the driveway entrance. Parking along 3rd Street will be temporarily limited as crews work to install permanent paving and sidewalk features. As soon as the week of January 22nd, access to the Capitol Quarter driveway will be switched to the new, permanent driveway from Virginia Avenue. Additional schedule information will be distributed when it is available and this schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions.

 

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