December 30, 2015
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
Construction Safety Training in the Median of the
Dulles International Airport Access Highway Near Herndon
On or about Monday, Jan. 4 through Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., public safety crews from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, in coordination with the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, will be hosting Construction Safety Training exercises at the site of the Silver Line's future Herndon Station in the median of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) near mile marker 3.7. This event is part of the multi-jurisdictional safety training program, specific to the construction of Phase 2 of the Metrorail Silver Line, which has been underway since work began in June 2014.
The tower crane rescue methods training will be visible to eastbound and westbound traffic on the DIAAH between the Monroe Street overpass and the Fairfax County parkway overpass. Variable message display boards will be placed along the highway to assure drivers that the activity is a controlled training session and not an emergency situation.
All work is weather dependent and subject to change. Drivers are asked to use caution and remain attentive to all signage, barricades and adjusted speed limits. Large, slow-moving vehicles may be exiting and entering the highway at various times.
A 24/7 emergency hotline is available for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction-related issues:844-385-7245. For general project information: www.dullesmetro.com or 703-572-0506.