The opening of the silver metro line to Dulles International Airport was delayed for a long time and was postponed again. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The opening of the silver metro line to Dulles International Airport was delayed for a long time and was postponed again.
Last month, an extension with six 11.4-mile stations was expected to open this spring. But a new forecast was announced Tuesday at a Fairfax County Transportation Committee meeting.
When head Walter Alcorn, who chairs the committee, asked when Phase 2 of the Silver Line would open, Martha Coella of the county transportation department laughed before answering.
“It’s a million to a billion dollars at the moment. We believe it is the beginning of summer, ”Coelho said.
The project is currently under testing, which is expected to last 90 days, but it could be extended if unexpected problems arise.
Coello said the actual opening date will be set by the Metro board.
Fairfax County Chairman Jeff McKay said he was tired of the endless changes.
“I think we’re all obviously very disappointed with the timing and the sliding schedule. Now that we’re getting a new date, it’s almost a joke, ”McKay said.
Chief John Faust said he thinks project managers are failing the county.
“It is impossible to imagine that the $ 3 billion project does not have a schedule showing the projected completion date,” Faust said.
McKay made it clear that he was worried not only about the speed of construction work.
“We want a schedule, we want it to open as soon as possible, but we also don’t want to cut the corners that will send the bill to the county, and there’s no reason why we can’t have both,” McKay said. “We will have one angry Supervisory Board if it turns out that in two years we have to make major repairs.”
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