January 6, 2016
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
Temporary Closure of Pedestrian Walkway
To Dulles Garage 1 for Silver Line Station Construction
Shuttle Bus Service to Increase between Garage 1 and Main TerminalDuring Closure Beginning January 11
Beginning Monday January 11, at 7 a.m., the northern portion of the underground pedestrian walkway between Parking Garage 1 and the Main Terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport will be closed to facilitate Metrorail Silver Line construction of the future Dulles Airport Station. Signage within the garage and the terminal will direct passengers to increased shuttle bus service for travelers parking in the garage.
The Metrorail station will connect to the existing underground walkway between the garage and the terminal. The work on the station connector, which is expected to last up to 24 months, includes multiple utility and communication line installations and reconfigurations, shortening the existing moving walkways to accommodate the new rail station, and adjusting the walkway grade to match the station's mezzanine level.