3/29/2015

DCMP 03 28 2015

Work has begun at three of the six stations. All of the work being done is preparatory.

At Herndon the contractor installing the 34.5 KV power feed bus that runs the full length of the route was excavating the shafts to tunnel the power conduits under the westbound Dulles Access Road. Similar work was being done in front and west of the site of the Dulles Airport station.

Crushed stone for the relocated westbound Dulles Access Road sub grade at the Innovation station was being put down east of a section that has been paved.

The abutments west of Sully Road VA-28 for the bridge over Horsepen Run are done. DCMP has announced that the beams for the bridges will be set during the week of 04 06 2015.

South of the cell-phone parking lot a traveling crane to be used to set the elevated spans is being assembled. The ground along Autopilot Drive north of Rudder Road is being prepared to accommodated the traveling crane.

Column construction continues north of Materials Road. Many of them now have column cap on them. Several of the yard lead column have begun coming out of the ground.

The right shoulder of the eastbound Dulles Greenway has been closed south of Old Ox Road in the area of the elevated flyover to the median.

Nothing has begun at the sites of the Loudoun Gateway (VA-606) and Ashburn (VA-722) stations.

On a side note. You will be able to see a movie at the Starplex multi screen cinema adjacent to the Ashburn station at Loudoun Station.

Test track and Commissioning Facility

Preparation of the grade for the test track continues along the right of way. Track has been laid from the south end of the test track to just south of the contractor right of way access location south of Greenbelt Road.

Dulles Access Road:
Dulles Access Road median, project sign west of the Wiehle-Reston East station. Dulles Access Road, 34.5 KV power feed bus work, Herndon station. Dulles Access Road, lane shift work work Innovation station.
Dulles Access Road 34.5 KV power feed bus work Innovation station. Dulles Access Road, west of Sully Road VA-28. Dulles Access Road, Horsepen Run bridge abutments.
Dulles Access Road, Horsepen Run bridge abutments. Dulles Access Road, Horsepen Run bridge east abutment. Dulles Access Road, Horsepen Run bridge west abutment.
Dulles Access Road, west of Horsepen Run.

Dulles Airport:
Dulles Airport Station site as seen from east end of departure roadway. Dulles Airport Station site as seen from west end of departure roadway. Site of east end of Dulles Airport station.
Site of east end of Dulles Airport station. Air Freight Lane south of Package Court. Air Freight Lane south of Package Court.
Air Freight Lane north of Package Court. Traveling crane north of Package Court. Traveling crane north of Package Court.
Autopilot Drive north of Rudder Road. Autopilot Drive north of Rudder Road. Autopilot Drive south of Materials Road.
Autopilot Drive south of Materials Road. Autopilot Drive south of Materials Road. Autopilot Drive north of Materials Road.
Autopilot Drive north of Materials Road. North of Autopilot Drive and Windshear Road. North of Autopilot Drive and Windshear Road.

Dulles Greenway:
Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway. Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway. Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway.
Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway. East yard lead column Dulles Greenway. East yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. Site of north entrance of Ashburn station beyond field at Loudoun Station.

Ashburn:
Starplex multi screen cinema at southeast corner of Central Station and Gramercy Drives, Loudoun Station. North entrance to Ashburn station at far edge field. Site of north entrance of Ashburn station beyond field at Loudoun Station.

Test track and Commissioning Facility:
North of Greenbelt Road.
North of Greenbelt Road.
South of Greenbelt Road.
North of Berwyn Road.
North of Berwyn Road. South of Berwyn Road.
South of Berwyn Road.

Pictures at picasaweb.google.com/cambronj DCMP 03 28 1015.

Pictures at picasaweb.google.com/cambronj Greenbelt Test Track and Commissioning Facility.


1/11/2015

DCMP 01 10 2015

Nothing has begun at the sites of any of the stations, however lanes along the Dulles Access Road are being shifted in area of the Innovation station. Grading has begun in the area of Sully Road VA-28 and preparations are being made for the construction of the bridge over Horse Pen Run west of Sully Road. Visible construction continues to be mostly confined to Dulles Airport property.

All of the columns that have come out of the ground south of Rudder Road and along Airfreight Lane are done, there are roughly 5 at the south end just north of Aviation Drive that have not been started.

All but hand full of the columns along Autopilot Drive are done. The columns in the median of Autopilot Drive north of Rudder Road has not come out of the ground yet.

Things have begun north of Materials Road on both the mainline and the yard leads. The mainline columns have come out of the ground to the Dulles Greenway. East and west yard lead columns are mostly rebar cages sticking out of the ground. Construction of the mainline and west yard lead columns in the Dulles Greenway right of way have not begun.

Test track and Commissioning Facility

The contractor is getting close to prepping the roadbed for ties south of Greenbelt Road. The rail that was staged in the south park and ride lot at the Greenbelt station has been moved to various locations along the test track right of way.

Dulles Access Road:
Dulles Access Road! westbound Silver line train east of Difficult Run. Dulles Access Road! westbound Silver line train west of Difficult Run. Dulles Access Road! eastbound Silver line train west of Difficult Run.
Dulles Access Road! westbound Silver line train west of Difficult Run. Dulles Access Road! grading and lane shifting west of the Innovation station)

Dulles Airport:
Dulles Access Road! grading in the area of Sully Road VA-28 and Horse Pen Run. Dulles Access Road! grading in the area of Sully Road VA-28 and Horse Pen Run. Dulles Access Road north of Aviation Drive.
Air Freight Lane south of Package Court. Air Freight Lane north of Package Court. Cel-phone waiting area.
Rudder road west of Autopilot Drive. Autopilot Drive north of Rudder Road. Autopilot Drive south of Materials Road.
North of Autopilot Drive and Windshear Road. Dulles Greenway south of VA-606 Old Ox Road. Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway.
Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway. Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway. Mainline (left) and east yard lead (right) columns between Materials Road and Dulles Greenway.
Mainline (right) and east yard lead (left) columns Dulles Greenway.
East yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
East yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
East yard lead columns Dulles Greenway. East yard lead columns Dulles Greenway. East yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
East yard lead column Dulles Greenway. East yard lead column Dulles Greenway. Easty yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
East yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway.
West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway. West yard lead column Dulles Greenway.

Dulles Greenway:
Dulles Greenway! Broad Run station site west end. Dulles Greenway! east side of Broad Run.(previous picture take form same location). Dulles Greenway! west side of Broad Run.
Test track and Commissioning Facility:
Commissioning Facility shop. Parking Garage. Former location of the welded rail in staging area adjacent to the south kiss and ride short term parking lot at the Greenbelt station.
Third rail ends.
North of Greenbelt Road.
South of Greenbelt Road.
North of Berwyn Road.
South of Berwyn Road.

Pictures at picasaweb.google.com/cambronj DCMP 01 10 1015.

Pictures at picasaweb.google.com/cambronj Greenbelt Test Track and Commissioning Facility.