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.


10/16/2014

DCMP 10 13 2014

Now that thing have calmed down after the opening of phase I we are going to settled back into the routine of describing how things are proceeding on phase II.

Construction on phase II is presently confined to Dulles Airport property north of Aviation Drive. Roughly 40 column are in various stages of construction. At this writing 12 have column cap on them, 16 are at or nearly ready for column cap the remainder are rebar cages sticking out of the ground. The 4 column that will carry the elevated over Autopilot Drive north of Rudder Road have not been holed to bedrock yet along with the 6 north of Aviation Drive along Air Freight Lane. Do to the weather I was unable to see exactly how many columns have been driven to bedrock between Windshear Road and the Dulles Greenway.

The casting plant site on the airport property used to make the post-tension segments for phase I is presently being used as a material lay down area. Not sure if it will be used by the phase II contractor for the same purpose, will check the area on my next visit.

Test track and Commissioning Facility

The new buildings in Greenbelt Yard are complete. Not sure how far along the fitting out of the equipment in commissioning facility is.

Grading to prepare for the roadbed on the test track is still proceeding south of Greenbelt Road. The surface cable trough for the test track signaling and train control system has been installed adjacent to inbound track E2 from the interlocking south of the Greenbelt station to just north of Greenbelt Road.

Dulles Airport
Dulles Airport Station site as seen from departure roadway. Dulles Airport Station site as seen from departure roadway. Air Freight Lane south of Package Court.
Air Freight Lane south of Package Court. Air Freight Lane at Package Court. Air Freight Lane north of Package Court.
Cel-phone waiting area. Cel-phone waiting area. Cel-phone waiting area.
Rudder road west of Autopilot Drive. Autopilot Drive south of Cockpit Court. Autopilot Drive north of Cockpit Court.
Autopilot Drive south of Avis Car Rental. Autopilot Drive south of Avis Car Rental. Autopilot Drive south of Materials Road.
Autopilot Drive south at Materials Road. North of Autopilot Drive and Windshear Road .

Greenbelt Test Track and Commissioning Facility:
Commissioning Facility shop. Parking Garage and Commissioning Facility shop. Parking Garage.
Commissioning Facility shop. North of Greenbelt Road. South of Greenbelt Road.
North of Berwyn Road.
South of Berwyn Road.

Pictures at picasaweb.google.com/cambronj DCMP 10 13 1014.

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