VAT Updates

June 16, 2017
Saturday Work, June 17th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 17, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

June 16, 2017
11th Street Lanes Reopened

All lanes of 11th Street were reopened to vehicle traffic on Friday, June 9th. This is the final configuration for 11th Street.

June 16, 2017
8th Street Realignment to be Complete Next Week

The CSX team encountered an unexpected delay related to utility work in completing the realignment of 8th Street this week. The work is now expected to be complete by Friday, June 23. Once complete, the intersection will remain in this configuration until the final restoration at the completion of the project.

June 16, 2017
May Environmental Monitoring Reports Available

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 May 2017 summary reports on noise, vibration, 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.

June 16, 2017
Coffee with Chuck Exhibits Now Available

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Coffee with Chuck on Wednesday, June 14. Exhibits from the meeting are now posted on the project website. Please plan now to attend our next events, including our next Open House on Thursday, July 20, and Coffee with Chuck on Wednesday, August 16.

June 9, 2017
Saturday Work, June 10th

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 10, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

June 9, 2017
6th Street Ramp Activities, June 12-16

Construction team members expect to be paving the 6th Street ramp in short intervals during the week of June 12th. These activities will occur in short, 15-minute intervals, during the non-rush hour traffic hours of 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. These activities will allow the 6th Street exit ramp from I-695 to be restored to two lanes. The narrowing of lanes was necessary to allow the installation of new storm drains and perform other necessary tasks to align with the planned configuration of 6th Street when it is restored as part of Phase II of the tunnel project. Thank you for your patience while we complete this important project.

June 9, 2017
Street Reopening Updates

Several important milestones will occur over the next few weeks as we continue to make progress on temporary bridge decks and other street-level projects:

  • CSX expects to complete the temporary realignment of 8th Street next week. The intersection will remain in this configuration until the final restoration at the completion of the project.
  • All lanes of 11th street are expected to be open by June 10th. This is the final configuration for 11th Street.
  • Work on 7th Street is progressing on schedule and it is expected to reopen by early July.

These timelines are subject to change if severe weather or unanticipated events occur. We will provide updated information if significant delays occur.

June 9, 2017
"Coffee with Chuck" on June 14th

Please plan to join us for our next "Coffee with Chuck" briefing, on Wednesday, June 14, where the VAT engineering team will provide an update on the status of construction and upcoming construction activities. The event is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (registration and refreshments begin at 7:30 a.m.) at the CSX Community Office, 861 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Please RSVP here if you plan to join us.

June 2, 2017
Saturday Work, June 3

CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, June 3, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Work on Saturday may include backfilling of existing excavation areas, excavation and installation of bracing, and concrete construction activities. CSX does not expect the work to be disruptive, and will implement mitigation measures to reduce the impact this work may have on neighbors.

 

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