As you are aware, the City’s construction project at 17th Street and Virginia Avenue continues to have a messy impact on the church’s lower parking lot. This project is to install a large water line under the railroad track and connecting with Chancellor Street. The completed project will provide additional water capacity and control water pressure fluctuations in the area water system necessary due to new construction in various locations near the church.
The contractor has completed the tunneling under the railroad track and has installed the 8″ diameter water pipe in the portion in the railroad right-of-way. now the work is to fill and compact a three story deep pit at either end and connect the pipe to the existing water supply system. Only one week remains before the UVA students will be back. We will be surprised if the project is complete by them, but we hope they are close!
We apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing in accessing the church parking lot and in the disruption of parking availability on the street and in our lot. Please be extra cautious as you navigate around the construction.