October 9, 2015
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
DULLES CORRIDOR METRORAIL PROJECT
Changes Coming to Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride
Utility Work begins for the future Herndon Silver Line Station.
Beginning on or about October 14, and continuing through the end of the year, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews will be installing water and sewer lines that will serve the future Herndon Metrorail Station now under construction in the median of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH). The work will take place near the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride facility on Sunrise Valley Drive.
Utility Location: First, the exact location of existing utilities must be identified. The work requires the use of a vacuum excavation truck that is approximately the size of a large utility van. The truck will be positioned in a portion of the current Kiss & Ride Drop-Off Area and will be used to excavate 8 to 10-inch diameter holes of varying depths. This work will take approximately two weeks to complete and should cause minimal disruption to Park & Ride activities.
Kiss & Ride Drop-Off Relocation: When existing utilities have been identified, the current Kiss & Ride will be relocated to provide room for a drill to begin tunneling north toward the Herndon Station. A temporary Kiss & Ride lot will be added to the surface lot directly across from the Park & Ride facility’s garage entrance. The temporary Kiss & Ride lot is scheduled to open late-October to early November.
Bus Bay Closures: With tunneling to the north complete, crews will redirect the drill to the south. The tunneling will necessitate the closure of Bus Bays F and G. A temporary bus stop will be constructed to ensure that Fairfax Connector service continues without interruption.
The utility project work also will require intermittent lane closures and detours. Specific times and dates for all construction activities that will significantly alter the way drivers and pedestrians use the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride facilities will be announced in advance of the work.
To receive email notifications and other information regarding construction activities and progress on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, please sign up on the project’s website, www.dullesmetro.com, or call 703-572-0506. Also, a 24/7 emergency hotline is available for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction-related issues: 844-385-7245.
For up-to-date information on Fairfax Connector service and the Herndon Monroe Park & Ride,sign up for transportation alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts , visit us online at ww.fairfaxconnector.com , or follow us on Twitter@ffxconnector and Facebook /fairfaxconnector. You can also call our customer service at 703-339-7200, TTY 711.
* See Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride Utility Work Map Below *
Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride - Silver Line Utility Work Map
Utility work has been phased to minimize disruption to Herndon Park & Ride services:
1. "Pot-holing" to locate existing utilities
2. Move Kiss & Ride to new location
3. Underground Water and Sewer drilling from former Kiss & Ride north toward Herndon Station site
4. Install Temporary Bus Stop
5. Close Bus Bay "F" and "G"
6. Complete Water and Sewer Line installation
7. Begin staging for construction of the Herndon Station south Pavilion and Pedestrian Bridge