VAT Updates

October 19, 2018
6th St. Off-Ramp Closure

Starting on the evening of Monday, October 22nd, the 6th street off-ramp will be closed at night while CSX performs reconstruction and final paving. We project that the work will be complete and the ramp reopened in time for rush hour traffic Thursday morning. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential disturbances this work may have on neighbors. 

October 19, 2018
Final Paving of the 8th St. Intersection

As early as later in the week of October 22nd, CSX will be completing the final paving of the 8th St. intersection. At this time there will be reduced lanes with flaggers on-site throughout the duration of this work.

October 19, 2018
200 Block of Virginia Avenue Opened

CSX is happy to announce that the 200 block of Virginia Avenue opened last Friday. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience while this work was underway.

October 19, 2018
Saturday Work, October 20th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, October 20th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

October 12, 2018
Saturday Work, October 13th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, October 13th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors. 

October 12, 2018
Street Restoration Work Continues to Progress

Work continues to progress on street restoration and landscaping throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project. Paving of the 200 and 300 blocks are nearing completion, and base paving of Virginia Avenue from 5th Street to 8th Street was performed over the past week. With the arrival of the Fall planting season in the coming week and pending favorable weather conditions, the planting of street trees and bio-retention landscaping plants will get underway.

October 12, 2018
Some Tree Replacement Required

As part of the construction of the new streets, bicycle paths, sidewalks, and required bio-retention areas and underground storm water drainage features, residents will see trees removed in selected areas and replaced with healthy new trees that are not in conflict with the roadway improvements. Although every effort has been made by the project team and agencies to preserve as many existing healthy trees as possible as part of the street restoration, some tree replacements are necessary and directed by DDOT and/or DOEE in order to construct  some of the new streetscape features, to be in full compliance with the current DOEE storm water regulations. Trees supplanted are consistent with the removals planned and approved by the District Public Space Committee and under DDOT Urban Forestry Division permits.

October 5, 2018
Saturday Work, October 6th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, October 6th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

October 5, 2018
Continued Outreach for Capper Seniors

We continue to applaud the community for coming together to help the seniors impacted by the fire at the Capper Senior Apartments. We’d like to remind everyone that the Capper Seniors still have ongoing needs.  In addition to the groups and businesses named last week, we appreciate the efforts by Michael Stevens and the Capitol Riverfront BID, Martin Smith with Barracks Row, and Steve Moore and the SW BID and their teams for their efforts on scene and with local businesses to offer rooms, funds, supplies, and fundraising events.  Individuals interested in contributing to fundraising efforts can go to either Near Southeast Community Partners’ Senior Fund or Capitol Hill Community Foundation’s Senior Fund.

September 28, 2018
Saturday Work, September 29th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, September 29th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

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