At CSX, we are committed to making a positive impact in every community we touch – here in the District of Columbia and across our network.
The Virginia Avenue Tunnel project replaces infrastructure that is more than 110 years old. The modernized tunnel will alleviate a critical rail bottleneck as well as help reduce highway congestion in the District, in the Washington region and nationwide. It’s part of our efforts to constantly improve service to our customers here in D.C. and across the eastern United States. With the community’s help, we now have plans for community enhancements that we hope will create an even more beautiful, livable Capitol Hill, Navy Yard and Southeast DC community.
We recognize this much-needed project will temporarily disrupt some of our D.C. neighbors. That’s why we engaged the community throughout the planning and consideration of this critical infrastructure improvement program. We listened and learned about the concerns and needs of the neighborhood. We have modified our plans to alleviate some of those concerns already while others will be addressed as we renovate the tunnel.
CSX is fully committed to continuing this community engagement throughout the permitting and construction phases of the project. Our engagement will include – but is not limited to – dedicated staff at the project’s community office, community meetings, and regular online and mail updates. As we have stated before, we promise to take every measure to ensure safe operations and construction, to limit disturbances and leave this great neighborhood even better.
We expect you hold us to our commitment, and we hope we will continue to hear from you. You can visit us at our Community Office at 861 New Jersey Avenue SE, or Contact Us through this website.
Vice President – Strategic Infrastructure Initiatives