VAT Updates

November 16, 2015
DC Water Work at 2nd and Virginia Avenue Thursday Night, 11/19

DC Water will complete a night-time cut-over at the intersection of 2nd Street and Virginia Avenue overnight from Thursday, Nov. 19, to Fri., Nov. 20. This will entail saw cutting, equipment noise and lights. We do not expect Capitol Quarters residents will experience any interruption to water service, and CSX will take additional measures to mitigate the noise that this work may create. This work is completed at night at DC Water’s direction, to coincide with low points in overall water-system demand; CSX is not in a position to determine the timing. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.

November 16, 2015
DC Water Work on 3rd St. north of Virginia Avenue, Week of 11/23 or 11/30

DC Water will complete an additional cut-over in 3rd Street north of Virginia Avenue, near the interstate overpass, during the week of Nov. 23 or Nov. 30. That work will entail saw cutting, equipment noise and lights, and will be conducted at night. We do not expect Capitol Quarters residents will experience any interruption to water service, and CSX will take additional measures to mitigate the noise that this work may create. This work is completed at night at DC Water’s direction, to coincide with low points in overall water-system demand; CSX is not in a position to determine the timing. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.

CSX will share additional information about this work as soon as it is available.

November 12, 2015
Water Outage and Overnight Construction Activity: 300-400 Blocks of Virginia Avenue, S.E. TONIGHT

DC Water customers in the 300 and 400 blocks of Virginia Avenue may experience a temporary outage tonight beginning at 10 p.m. Every effort will be made to minimize the time that water service is not available.

Due to the utility relocation work, there will be construction activity in the Capitol Quarters courtyard this evening, potentially creating some noise and brighter lights than normal. CSX will implement mitigation plans to limit impacts but some inconveniences will be unavoidable. We apologize in advance for any disturbance to our neighbors. 

November 12, 2015
Potential Electricity Outage, Nov. 19

Pepco has informed CSX that customers in the Capital Quarters community may experience an electricity outage during the day on Thursday, November 19, while it installs a new electrical transformer. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Residents can also expect to receive notice directly from Pepco in advance of the outage.

 

November 12, 2015
Weekend Project Work, Saturday, Nov. 14

CSX will conduct limited construction work at several locations along the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project site this Saturday, November 14. Work will take place in the 400 block of Virginia Avenue, S.E., adjacent to the Marine Corps facility along the 500 block of Virginia Avenue, S.E. and east of 11th Street, S.E. No additional traffic detours or restrictions are required for these efforts. CSX does not anticipate that these activities will be disruptive to neighbors, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience they may cause.

November 12, 2015
CSX Open House TODAY

CSX will host a Virginia Avenue Tunnel project open house meeting today, November 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott 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. We hope you’ll plan to join us. 

 

November 12, 2015
D.C. Public Space Committee Meeting TODAY

The D.C. Public Space Committee will host a public meeting today, November 12, 6:30 p.m., at 1100 4th Street, S.W., Washington D.C. to review plans for the proposed restoration of Virginia Avenue, S.E. following completion of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project. CSX has been supporting efforts by the District Department of Transportation, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B and Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D to refine proposals. Proposed plans are available for review on the project website: 

Virginia Avenue Streetscape and Landscape Plans 
Virginia Avenue Streetscape Plan – 11th to 12th Street 
Virginia Avenue Landscape Plan – East 
Virginia Avenue Landscape Plan – West 
Virginia Avenue Park Plan 

November 12, 2015
Coffee with Chuck Wednesday, Nov. 18

Chuck Gullakson, chief project engineer for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project, will host a monthly coffee meeting Wednesday, November 18, from 8-9 a.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. At the meeting, Chuck and the project team will share project updates and answer questions from local residents and businesses. 

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. 

November 12, 2015
Open House Information Boards

The information boards from today’s VAT Open House are now available. http://bit.ly/1NOemh6

November 12, 2015
Environmental Monitoring Reports

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 October 2015 summary reports on noisevibration 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.

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