VAT Updates

March 31, 2017
Open House Scheduled for April 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please plan now to join us for our next community Open House event on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. Project representatives will be available to answer questions about recent and upcoming activities. We look forward to seeing you there.

March 31, 2017
NSCP Seeks Additional Mitigation Fund Committee Members

Near Southeast Community Partners, the third-party administrator for the VAT Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund, is seeking applicants for additional members of the committee which reviews grant applications and makes funding decisions. More information and an application will be available from April 1 to April 30 at the NSCP website, http://www.nscpartners.org/fund-criteria-application-form

March 24, 2017
Saturday Work, March 25

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, March 25, 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, pile drilling and concrete construction activities at street level and excavation activities east of 11th street. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

March 24, 2017
Daytime Closings of 4th Street Continue Next Week

The utility construction work on 4th Street will require ongoing temporary daytime closings. The closings will take place only between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This work is expected to be complete next week, weather permitting.
 
Temporary detours will be in place when the intersection is closed, and vehicle access to the temporary Capitol Quarter driveway to 4th Street will be restricted. Pedestrian access will be maintained. CSX apologizes for any inconvenience that this work may cause.

March 24, 2017
Pedestrian Pathway Changes at 5th Street

As early as Friday afternoon, March 24, there will be temporary changes to the pedestrian pathway across Virginia Avenue at 5th Street. The pathway will be moved further east to allow for safe passage around the next segment of bridge-deck construction and removal at that intersection.

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.
 

March 17, 2017
Celebrating Mitigation Fund Grant Recipients

Near Southeast Community Partners, the third-party administrator of the VAT Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund, recently hosted an event to celebrate the good works being undertaken by recipients of grants from the funds. Twenty grants have been awarded so far, supporting schools, parks, environmental programs and enrichment programs for seniors and youths alike. A short video about the fund and some of the grant recipients is available here and on the project website. 

More information about the fund is available on the NSC Partners website, http://www.nscpartners.org/csx-mitigation-fund.

 

March 17, 2017
Saturday Work, March 18

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, March 18, 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, pile drilling, and concrete construction activities at street level. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

 

March 17, 2017
Daytime Closings of 4th Street Continue Next Week

The winter weather that we experienced this week delayed the repaving of 4th Street where crews recently installed a new manhole. We expect to be able to complete that work next week, which requires additional temporary daytime closings. The closings will take place only between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.
 
Temporary detours will be in place when the intersection is closed, and vehicle access to the temporary Capitol Quarter driveway to 4th Street will be restricted. Pedestrian access will be maintained. CSX apologizes for any inconvenience that this work may cause.

 

March 15, 2017
Monthly Updates and Activites

 

Due to yesterday’s snow event, the “Coffee with Chuck” scheduled for today was cancelled. The monthly update of construction photos and upcoming activities are available here on the project website. The team is making good progress on the backfill operations over the first completed tunnel and on the Phase 2 demolition of the old tunnel, as well as structural pile drilling in support of Phase 2 tunnel construction. Other activities include continued work on the street decks at 5th Street and 8th Street, and the removal of the Phase 1 street deck to restore 11th Street to its final configuration.

 

Please plan to join us for the next community open house on Thursday, April 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. We look forward to seeing you there.
 
For more information about the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, we encourage you to visit www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com, stop by the CSX Community Office or call CSX at (800) 494-1049.

 

March 13, 2017
Coffee with Chuck Cancelled Due to Anticipated Inclement Weather

 
Due to the anticipated snow event this week, “Coffee with Chuck” on Wednesday, March 15, has been cancelled. The monthly update of construction photos and upcoming activities will be posted to the project website on Wednesday. Please plan to join us for the next community Open House on Thursday, April 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. We look forward to seeing you there. 

For more information about the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, we encourage you to visit www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com, stop by the CSX Community Office or call CSX at (800) 494-1049.
 
 

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