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.

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