As part of a commitment to provide reliable, on-time rail service, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and CSX freight railroad are working together to complete several rail capacity projects that will improve passenger rail service and freight traffic in and around Richmond, Virginia. Once completed, these new features will ease train traffic congestion and keep trains moving more fluidly.
Construction and engineering teams have designed these projects to be completed as quickly as is safely possible, with as little impact to nearby communities as possible. The timelines below are general outlines of when work is expected to occur. Factors such as weather and other unanticipated events may impact timing of each phase.
Work for each phase of the project will be done during daylight hours. During this time, neighbors can expect to hear noise from trucks and heavy equipment, as well as train horns. As a safety precaution, train engineers must sound their horns when moving through a construction zone.
Capitalizing on some of the materials and equipment already in place, CSX will also take the opportunity to rebuild and resurface several street-level rail crossings in the area. Local authorities and drivers will be notified of any road closures and detours well in advance so they can plan accordingly.
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