Silver Line Phase 2 Windscreen Updates Progress at Dulles Airport Station

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

Structural steel erection work is complete on the north and south sides of the Dulles Airport Station. The steel will support louvers on the north side of the station and the glass windscreen on the south side facing the main airport terminal. Once the contractor, W.M. Schlosser Co., completes welding work, crews will begin applying the steel coating system and install the …

Stormwater Management Facilities Construction for Silver Line Phase 2 Remains on Track

Syrina White Transportation, Tysons Update

Silver Line Phase 2 crews have been working hard to build a series of stormwater ponds to collect and treat water runoff along the alignment. There are 15 stormwater management facilities positioned all along the rail alignment –which runs in the median of the Dulles Toll Road/Dulles International Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Greenway as well as through Dulles …

Windscreen to Complete Iconic Look of Airport Metro Station, Mimic Main Terminal

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

Work underway at Dulles International Airport will give the future Metro station at Dulles Airport a shape that mimics the airport’s main terminal. The windscreen will not only protect future rail passengers from winds, it will create a dramatic vista, matching the iconic Eero Saarinen-designed airport terminal that the station faces across Saarinen Circle, also known as the parking bowl. …

WMATA Will Set Opening Date for Phase 2 of Silver Line

Marcia McAllister Tysons Update

Airports Authority Focusing on Safety and Quality as Contractors Fall Behind Schedule Questions are flowing into the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project office regarding the possible completion and opening date of Phase 2 of the Silver Line. Both contractors missed their scheduled completion dates called for in their separate contracts to build the $2.6 billion project. Capitol Rail Constructors, led by …

Silver Line Work Continues as Winter Approaches

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

As 2020 approaches, the owners, builders and future operators of Phase 2 of the Silver Line from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to Ashburn Station are working to ensure construction completion so that commuters by this time next year can be riding the trains. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Dulles Corridor Rail Project Vice President Charles Stark has a goal to …

Details Of Summer-Long Shutdown Announced For Vienna Metro

EMILY LEAYMAN - THE PATCH Transportation, Tysons Update

Via the Patch By  Emily Leayman The Vienna Metro will be shut down for the summer, while a nearby station will remain open with limited service. The Vienna Metro and two other Orange Line stations will be closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2020, Metro announced Wednesday. The seven-mile stretch of the Orange Line will see its platforms …

All Aboard

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Ridership Grows at Silver Line Stations Ridership at two of the four Silver Line Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner is soaring. Mixed-use developments are springing up, filling the skies with creative architecture.  New businesses are opening, along with a wonderland of all sorts of new eateries and food stores.

Tysons Development With Tallest Building In DC Region Approved

Emily Leayman - The Patch Talk of Tysons, Tysons Update

Via the Patch By  Emily Leayman The development’s Iconic Tower is slated to have a height of 600 feet with an observation deck. TYSONS, VA — The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the View at Tysons development, which will feature the region’s tallest building. The developer is Clemente Development Co. Five buildings will be part of …

Developer Breaks Ground On Massive $1.4B Reston Project: Report

Dan Taylor - The Patch Talk of Tysons, Tysons Update

Via the Patch By Dan Taylor The groundbreaking for a 36-acre Reston development reportedly happened earlier this month. RESTON, VA — A massive $1.4 billion project will soon tower over Reston, and officials broke ground on the project earlier this month, according to a report. Bisnow reports that Brookfield Properties held a groundbreaking Oct. 7 for Halley Rise, which will be …

When Phase 2 of the Silver Line opens, Reston Residents Will Be Served by Three Stations: the Phase One Wiehle-Reston, the Reston Town Center Station and Herndon Station.

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Here’s a  close-up of the Herndon Station. It is is being constructed by Capital Rail Constructors, a joint venture of Clark Construction LLC and Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., as part of of the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County. Herndon Station includes: Bus drop-off and pick-up (south side) Kiss & ride (existing) 5 lockers (south) Bike racks …