The District Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration have invited the public to attend a second meeting to discuss plans to rehabilitate the Virginia Avenue Tunnel between Second and 11th streets SE.
CSX Transportation wants to replace the tunnel, which is more than a century old and has become one of the biggest railroad choke points along the East Coast. But the plan involves closing blocks of Virginia Avenue near the Southeast-Southwest Freeway for a lengthy period while the work is done.
Several design concepts have been developed, and they will be outlined at the meeting, scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, inside Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. Navy Yard on the Green Line is the nearest Metrorail station. Free parking will be available in Lot C, at First and N streets SE, adjacent to he stadium. The session will begin with an open house, followed by a formal presentation at 7.