VAT Updates

April 17, 2015
4th Street Lane Shifts

Beginning as early as Monday, April 20, traffic lanes on 4th Street S.E., between the westbound lanes of Virginia Avenue and I Street S.E., will temporarily shift to accommodate utility relocation work. Work will occur Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 60 days. Some parking spaces will be temporarily occupied during the work period to accommodate lane shifts. Drivers should exercise caution in this area and be prepared to follow traffic controls when traveling on 4th Street S.E.

April 17, 2015
Utility Work Under I-695 at 2nd Street S.E.

Also beginning as early as Monday, April 20, utility relocation work will occur in the ad hoc recreation area under I-695 at 2nd Street S.E. Access to the area will be limited during construction hours and visitors are encouraged to be cautious when traveling near the area. In the coming weeks, this work will extend into the intersection of 2nd Street S.E. and Virginia Avenue. Future updates will provide further notice of that planned work.

April 17, 2015
Updated Community Office Hours

Beginning April 20, CSX will expand its office hours at the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Community Office, 861 New Jersey Avenue S.E. The new office hours will be: Monday & Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon and Tuesday & Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. Appointments are available outside these hours upon request. We hope this makes it convenient for residents to visit, ask questions, express concerns or provide feedback about the project.

April 16, 2015
Draft Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Documentation

The draft Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel is now available under “Section 106 MOA Documents” on the News and Resources page:

April 15, 2015
Final Construction Protection Plan

The final Construction Protection Plan is now available:

Additionally, the D.C. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Concurrence Letter is available:

April 7, 2015
CSX to Host Public Open House on VAT Project on April 23

CSX will host the second quarterly public open house on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project on Thursday April 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriot 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.

April 2, 2015
Third Party Administrator Selected

CSX is pleased to announce that Near Southeast Community Partners (NSC-Partners) has been selected as the Third Party Administrator for the Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund. CSX is providing a $650,000 Supplemental Community Mitigation Fund to offset temporary inconveniences resulting from the project and to support neighborhood enhancements. Members of the local community will help decide how the Community Fund is allocated and a Third Party Administrator will disperse the funds in phases during project construction.

March 26, 2015
Community Resources Info Sheet

Learn about the different ways to stay informed about the project. The Community Resources Info Sheet is now available in the News and Resources section:

March 5, 2015
Section 106 MOA Quarterly Progress Report Now Available

The March 5, 2015, Quarterly Progress Report is now available.

February 27, 2015
Final Section 106 MOA Archaeological Work Plan

The final Section 106 MOA Archaeological Work Plan is now available: