VAT Updates

January 18, 2017
6th Street Ramp from I-695 to be Narrowed Jan. 23

Beginning as soon as Monday, January 23, the 6th Street exit ramp from I-695 will be narrowed from two lanes to one. This is necessary to allow the installation of new storm drains on the ramp that ultimately will be connected to new drains installed on 6th Street. The ramp will remain one lane throughout the duration of the work in the 5th/6th Street intersection.

January 18, 2017
No Work Scheduled on Inauguration Weekend, Thurs.-Sunday, Jan. 19-22

Due to the inaugural events scheduled this weekend, no work is scheduled on the VAT project from Thursday, January 19, through Sunday, January 22. A normal project work schedule will resume on Monday, January 23. The VAT Community Office will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 19, as well.

January 13, 2017
Saturday Work, January 14

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, January 14, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include pile drilling, backfilling of existing excavation areas 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.

January 13, 2017
Work scheduled for Monday, January 16

Work will occur throughout the VAT construction area on Monday, January 16.

January 13, 2017
No Work Scheduled on Inauguration Weekend, Thurs.-Sunday, Jan. 19-22

As a result of the inaugural events scheduled during the coming week, no work is scheduled on the VAT project from Thursday, January 19, through Sunday, January 22. A normal project work schedule will resume on Monday, January 23.

January 13, 2017
Water-main Connection Still Pending

DC Water has informed CSX that it intends to finalize the connection of a new 8-inch water main on 3rd Street S.E. near the intersection with Virginia Avenue during the overnight hours.

 

CSX will provide an update about timing as soon as DC Water finalizes its schedule.
 
The work is not expected to result in any service outages to DC Water customers.

The work may entail saw cutting, equipment noise and lights during the overnight hours. The project team will implement mitigation efforts to minimize the impact of this work, including monitoring noise levels to ensure compliance with DDOT requirements, installing noise barriers to limit sound emanating from the work site and focusing lighting on the work zone.
 
CSX apologizes for any disturbance this work may cause.

January 13, 2017
7th Street Intersection Re-Opened

CSX re-opened 7th Street, S.E., at the intersection with Virginia Avenue on Wednesday, following installation of additional support-of-excavation pilings and other preparations for the transition to the Phase II temporary bridge deck across the area to be excavated for the second new tunnel. We appreciate the community’s patience while we complete this important work.

January 13, 2017
Open House Exhibits Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the community Open House on Thursday evening, Jan. 12. 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, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, March 14, and our next Open House on Thursday, April 20.

January 9, 2017
As Soon as Wed., Jan. 11, DC Water to Complete Water-main Connection Overnight

DC Water has informed CSX that it intends to finalize the connection of a new 8-inch water main on 3rd Street S.E. near the intersection with Virginia Avenue during the overnight hours, potentially as soon as Wednesday, January 11. CSX will provide an update when DC Water finalizes the schedule.

The work is not expected to result in any service outages to DC Water customers.

The work may entail saw cutting, equipment noise and lights during the overnight hours. The project team will implement mitigation efforts to minimize the impact of this work, including monitoring noise levels to ensure compliance with DDOT requirements, installing noise barriers to limit sound emanating from the work site and focusing lighting on the work zone.

CSX apologizes for any disturbance this work may cause.

January 9, 2017
Open House Scheduled for January 12, 6-8 p.m.

Please plan to join us for the next community Open House on Thursday, January 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 140 L Street, S.E. A brief presentation and Q&A session with residents will be held at 7 p.m., in response to requests from neighbors. We look forward to seeing you there.

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