July 24, 2017
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
Construction of the 2nd phase of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Silver Line Project is progressing rapidly within and adjacent to the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles International Airport Access Highway, Dulles Greenway, and associated secondary roadways all along the 11.4 mile alignment that stretches from Reston to Ashburn, Virginia. Hundreds of construction related vehicles and thousands of private and other commercial vehicles must safely share these roads every day.
Under construction are six Metrorail stations, five of which are located in the median of the Dulles Access Highway or Dulles Greenway; pedestrian bridges that will be installed in segments over those highways, including the Dulles Toll Road; and multiple wayside support and storm management facilities that are adjacent to the highways and affect some secondary roads as well. Drivers will expect multiple changes in traffic patterns both day and night, all along the alignment.
The project carefully complies with all Virginia Department of Transportation policies and regulations during the planning and execution of its traffic control plans as well as its use of signage and traffic control devices. All work is coordinated with and approved by the organizations responsible for the affected roadways, including the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority who manage the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles International Airport Access Highway, and the Dulles Greenway management.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE remain alert to changing conditions, expect the unexpected, watch for slow moving vehicles and heavy construction equipment, and obey all signage. The Virginia Department of Transportation provides the following "rules of the road" when approaching a work zone*:
Any activity that has the potential to affect traffic is announced, in advance, to the public and the media in regular bulletins, including weekly forecasts. To receive that information via email, sign up at http://dullesmetro.com/news-and-updates/traffic-alerts/sign-up-form/or check the project website: www.dullesmetro.com.
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.
* Rules of the Road safety tips courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation, http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/resources/rules_of_the_road_brochure.pdf