News & Resources

As we work toward reconstructing the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, we will provide the latest updates on the planning process, impact studies, community meetings, approvals and progress here.

Section 106 MOA - Quarterly Progress Reports

The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 requires that federally authorized projects take into account the effect on any resource that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) stipulates the measures to be taken to avoid, minimize or mitigate any adverse effects to those resources. The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Section 106 MOA is available in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Appendix A. [Insert Hyperlink] As part of the MOA, quarterly progress reports will be prepared.

Portal & Streetscape Video

Learn more about what the Virginia Avenue Tunnel will look like post-construction and how CSX is enhancing streetscapes, sidewalks and green spaces in the community.

Tunnel Construction Video

This phase-by-phase video walks you through the construction plans for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel between 3rd and 9th Streets, including estimated timing and impacts to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

How It Gets Here: Trains and the Green Supply Chain

Ever wonder how the products you use every day get from manufacturer to your doorstep? Press play to learn how!

Portal & Streetscape Video
Tunnel Construction Video
How It Gets Here: Trains and the Green Supply Chain

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  • As part of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel reconstruction, CSX will also make investment in the community which will improve the streetscape and walkability to other D.C. neighborhoods.

  • Located at 861 New Jersey Ave SE, the CSX community office is open to our DC neighbors.

  • Working together, CSX is committed to undertaking this project in a way that respects our neighbors, minimizes disturbance, and leaves an even more livable neighborhood than before.

  • Capitol Quarter. Navy Yard. Barracks Row. In DC’s most vibrant, growing community, new developments and residents are breathing life into an exciting and historic neighborhood.

  • A combination of private and public funding has combined to revitalize and restore Southeast Washington, improving connections to the Anacostia Riverfront and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Anchored by a combination of residential and commercial developments, as well as the new Nats Park, this exciting neighborhood is filled daily with a mix of residents, commuters and visitors.

  • The Virginia Avenue Tunnel, which runs through the heart of this community beneath Virginia Avenue between 2nd Street SE and 11th Street SE, is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced.

  • We look forward to working with our neighbors on this project, which will improve safety, promote growth, and support the environment here in the District and across our network.

Subcontracting and Employment Opportunities

The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction project offers an array of business opportunities for pre-qualified subcontractors and suppliers, including CBE, disadvantaged, and minority- and woman-owned business enterprises. We are committed to exceeding the established voluntary goals for CBE participation on the project, with a keen focus on involving local and disadvantaged businesses.

Are you interested in working with us? If so, please take a moment to complete our Subcontractor Qualification Application.

Required for all subcontractors and suppliers, this application assists us in determining if your company is eligible to be included in our list of potential bidders for the VAT Project and future building and civil projects.

For additional information on doing business with the VAT project team, please fill out our form.

NEPA Process Archive

Since 2011, CSX, the Federal Highway Administration and the D.C. Department of Transportation have been working through the rigorous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which is designed to ensure that community impacts are understood, addressed and mitigated before any aspect of this project moves forward.

Final Record of Decision (ROD)

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)