Work begins to finally finish 1st phase of Silver Line

WASHINGTON — Work begins this week to finally finish the last significant piece of the first phase of the Silver Line project, which opened to riders in 2014.

There has been a long-running dispute over how or if to realign and rebuild Old Meadow Road at Route 123 after changes tied to the McLean Metro station construction. That has now been resolved, allowing power line relocation work to begin this week.

Lane closures are planned near the McLean Station between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Old Meadow Road. The left turn lane onto Old Meadow Road from southbound Route 123 is also scheduled to be closed.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority cited a traffic study that concluded completely closing the road could add to rush hour backups.

The work is planned in four phases, which a previous presentation said would include full construction starting this spring. Separate work by…

Original published: 2019-02-11 10:00:00 Read the full Washington News here


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