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Girder Setting at Broad Run Bridge Begins Oct. 14

October 12, 2015

CONTACT: Marcia McAllister                                                                

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                  C: 571-730-9117

                  Marcia.McAllister@dullesmetro.com

DULLES CORRIDOR METRORAIL PROJECT
Girder Setting at Broad Run Bridge Begins Oct. 14 
Beginning on or about Oct. 14 and continuing through the end of the month, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project crews will continue construction of the Broad Run bridge that will support the Silver Line as it crosses Broad Run in the median of the Dulles Greenway.   Construction activities will include setting six steel girders measuring 104 feet long and 9 feet high and twelve steel girders that are 70 feet long and 9 feet high. 
 
Transportation of the oversized loads will occur during daytime hours; departing Pennsylvania around mid-morning, traveling along Interstate 81 south, Interstate 66 east, Interstate 495, the westbound DIAAH, and the westbound Dulles Greenway, and arriving at the girder staging area near the bridge site around 3 p.m.
 
The girders will be set from a double left lane closure on the eastbound Dulles Greenway during daytime hours with the possibility of work extending into the evening as needed during the week of Oct.14.  During the week of Oct.19, the operation will shift to the westbound lanes and girders will be set from a double left lane closure between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.  While girders are installed, traffic will move through the work zone in the right lane. Drivers should be attentive to signage and barricades and be alert as large, slow-moving vehicles may be exiting and entering the highway at various times throughout the day time and night time hours.
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.