The much-anticipated project will serve area residents and visitors as a gateway for streamlined access to Dulles International Airport and beyond
STERLING, VA—November 15, 2022— Capital Rail Constructors (CRC) is pleased to see the Silver Line Phase 2 service commence today. CRC led design-build efforts for Package A of the Silver Line Phase 2 project, which added 11.5-miles of new track from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to a terminus in Loudoun County, Virginia, and consists of six new Metrorail stations, including Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Dulles Airport, Loudoun Gateway, and Ashburn.
“The delivery of this significant piece of infrastructure, including years of collaboration with multiple partners and the work of nearly ten thousand craftworkers, was an extraordinary team effort. It is our hope that the Phase 2 integration into the existing Metro system will increase job opportunities for residents of Fairfax and Loudoun counties, and provide a safe, reliable form of mass transit to commuters and visitors to the greater Washington region,” said Jesse Rice, a senior vice president at Capital Rail Constructors who oversaw the project’s delivery.
The Silver Line extension provides enhanced connectivity and expanded public transit access to communities around the DMV and is projected to alleviate traffic congestion in parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties and provide alternate commuter routes to key locales along the route.
About Capital Rail Constructors
Capital Rail Constructors, a joint venture of Clark Construction Group, LLC, and Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., led the design-build effort for Phase 2A of the Silver Line project. Phase 2 extends the Silver Line 11.5 miles west from the Wiehle-Reston East Station into Loudoun County, Va.