The contractor responsible for building a new rail yard near Dulles International Airport — which is imperative to the Silver Line extension — revealed its latest schedule slipped 67 days. The estimated substantial completion now in late July 2020.
The first trains on Phase 2 tracks that will be used by riders when the line opens in 2020 will roll around 1 a.m. Wednesday as part of initial tests that mark a major milestone, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority told WTOP.
Within a few years, people flying in and out of Dulles International Airport could be taking the train there and back.
The Silver Line extension project has found a new problem: A chemical reaction in the concrete that can cause cracks and reduce the service life of concrete structures. A lab will now be testing samples of the concrete from the project to find out the extent of the problem.
Amid the area’s brutal cold spells, workers have been pressing ahead with construction of the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport. The frigid weather, though, is having an impact on the project.
A series of delays that pushed back the opening of the Silver Line to 2020 will cost $95 million.
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