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Thursday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke — January 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 5 Comments

Lake Anne - Jan. 18, 2017

Reston Orthopedic Practice Honored for Community Work — Ortho Virginia was recently recognized by Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna for its continued support of the nonprofit, volunteer-based organization. [Reston Connection]

Yoga Studio Organizes Buses for Women’s March on D.C. — Maryam Ovissi, the owner of Beloved Yoga (12001 Sunrise Valley Drive), has booked transportation for 57 people to the event Saturday on the National Mall. [Patch]

Silver Line Progress ‘Steady,’ Project Officials Say — In recent weeks, the project’s design-­build contractor has reported “significant progress” on the aerial guideways that will carry the tracks through Washington Dulles International Airport. Engineers also say at-­grade track work on Phase 2 of the project, which recently began, is “a very important milestone.” [Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project]

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Nice photo 🙂

  • Greg

    Did I read this correctly: “…installing the track and all of the systems that will allow us to begin testing with rail cars in 2018.”

    I thought it wasn’t supposed to be done before 2020 or later.

    • Edward Calvert

      Greg I do believe that the construction will b done in late 2018. Then the contractor tests it and ties the computers into the current system. Then in 2019 it will be turned over to metro who also test it and train there people on it. That will b done late 2019 or into 2020. I also think if I remember they left them selves 6 Mos to 1 year of wiggle room at the end for all the testing

      • Guest

        Exactly, there’s an enormous amount of inspection of “completed” work before going live. For example, during testing in 2014 all the installed speakers were found to violate code and had to be replaced.

        • Edward Calvert

          Yeah I think they even had to do some work after passengers in pH 1, heat tape and stuff at night. I think this is a different contractor for pH 2. Probably trying to manage expectations? To b fair, it’s hard to pick a date working with concrete over many winters. It sure costs enough per mile. They probably do a lot of side work during the testing period, like finishing up parking and lighting and landscape.

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