RIVERDALE PARK STATION

Construction Updates

Construction Notice for Weeks of: February 20, 2017 thru February 27, 2017


Rendering of Riverdale Park Station New Bridge over the CSX Railroad Tracks

Rendering of Riverdale Park Station New Bridge over the CSX Railroad Tracks

Pile Installation for the New CSX Bridge Crossing to Begin the Week of October 17, 2016

Work will soon begin on the installation of piles for the new CSX bridge crossing at Riverdale Park Station. The pile installation work for the bridge is significant and will generate noise around that area. The construction will be monitored to assure compliance with County noise regulations and work hours of 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. The work is scheduled to begin the week of October 17, 2016 and continue for approximately 12-14 weeks.

Shirley Contracting, the builder of the CSX bridge crossing, is currently installing silt fences and is clearing and grubbing the site in preparation of the pile installation. Shirley Contracting began digging the west abutment for the bridge last week with the piles scheduled to arrive this week.

While this will create a temporary inconvenience for area residents, when completed the new bridge will greatly improve mobility in the area.

For any questions, please contact Mark Regulinski of Calvin Cafritz Enterprises at 202-248-5806 or email at mark@cafritzenterprises.com.

Closure of Parking Lot of Former ERCO Plant Between the Rivertech Court Cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue in Riverdale Park

Work will soon begin on the much awaited new CSX crossing at Riverdale Park Station. The bridge construction work is significant and requires the closing of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue. This route has been used for years as a “short cut” from Lafayette Avenue to M-Square. The closure will begin on or about December 14, 2015 and will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in April 2017. The initial construction activities include the relocation of existing electrical and gas utilities that run parallel to the CSX tracks. Utility relocations are necessary for the construction of the new bridge over the CSX railroad tracks.

Temporary detour signage will be installed at the point of the construction directing bicyclists to an alternate route around the bridge construction. In addition, Gateway Park along the Route 1 frontage of the site will soon be open and provide bike/pedestrian access along Route 1.

While this will create a temporary inconvenience for motorists, when completed the new bridge will greatly improve mobility in the area. Below is a rendering of the new bridge.

The closure is scheduled to take effect on or about December 14, 2015 and will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in April 2017. For any questions, please contact Robert Lockhart of Capital Construction Consultants at 202-669-7157 or email at rlockhart@ccci-dc.com.


WHAT TO EXPECT ON-SITE THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:

The site and buildings General Contractor, L.F. Jennings, will continue site construction in multiple areas. Washington Gas Light (WGL), Verizon, Comcast, WSSC and Pepco are completing the installation of utility services to each new building. The base paving for the new road construction throughout the site is substantially complete. The park adjacent to Route 1 (Gateway Park) is substantially complete. The construction of the first section of the 119 townhomes is well underway. Model units are anticipated to open in early spring. Construction of three new commercial buildings (#1, 2 & 4) is well underway. Tenant fitout work in Building #3, for spaces other than Whole Foods Market, is on-going. 

CSX Crossing:
The closure of the former ERCO plant parking lot between the Rivertech Court cul-de-sac and Lafayette Avenue will continue until the new bridge is open – estimated to be in the Fourth quarter of 2017. 

The bridge builder, Shirley Contracting, has completed all foundation piles. The west abutment vertical walls have started and will continue for the next week. The east abutment walls will be formed and poured in the next 4 weeks. The steel girders are in fabrication off site. Depending on the availability of a CSX flagman the girders are scheduled to be placed within the next 90 days. The construction will be monitored to assure compliance with County work hours and noise regulations. 

Whole Foods Market:
Tenant fitout work inside Whole Foods Market is ongoing with completion anticipated in the spring. 

Hiker/Biker Trail:
The Hiker/Biker Trail has been deeded to MNCPPC’s Department of Parks and Recreation who will manage and maintain the trail. They expect to open the trail for use by the public once they determine that site conditions are suitably safe from dangers associated with the immediately adjacent construction activities. 

Work Hours:
Work activity will be taking place Monday – Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. However, work on the State highway (Route 1) will be restricted to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pile installation work will be Monday – Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Contact Information:
For any construction related concerns, please contact Mark Regulinski of Calvin Cafritz Enterprises at 202-248-5806 or email at mark@cafritzenterprises.com.

For Stanley Martin townhome information, please contact Brea DePina at 703-939-7039 or email at DePinaBJ@StanleyMartin.com.