The Virginia Avenue Tunnel (VAT), owned by CSX Transportation, in southeast Washington, D.C. is a crucial component of the East Coast railroad network. The single-track tunnel provides a bypass around Union Station and serves as a passageway for freight moving between ports, manufacturing centers and consumer markets. The 100 year-old, 3,800 ft tunnel can only accommodate one train at a time and has deteriorated throughout its years of service. Because of this, CSX is rebuilding and replacing it with two new structures to maximize capacity. The reconstruction will increase the tunnel width to hold a second track enabling northbound and southbound traffic to pass through simultaneously. It will also raise the height of the tunnel roof to make room for double-stack intermodal container trains.This will allow CSX to better serve customers and reduce rail and highway congestion.
When it comes to Harris Pride, it has alot to do with the strong relationships we share with our long-lasting vendors. Within our over 50 locations, our branches and teams have established connections with various companies that add value to our customers and create business opportunities for our organizations. We want our construction community to learn more about our vendors and give them an opportunity to share their story. That's why we are running our "Partner Profile" Blog Series. Here's the latest Vendor introducing one of their products to our audience: Let's hear it from W.R. Meadows, everyone!