January 21, 2016
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
Pedestrian Walkway Closed to Make Way for the Silver Line
The pedestrian walkway between the main terminal and Garage 1 at Washington Dulles International Airport has been closed to permit construction of the future Dulles Airport Metrorail Station along the Silver Line.
The walkway will remain closed for approximately two years, during which shuttle buses will carry travelers between the terminal and the garage. Shuttles will run every five minutes during peak travel hours to minimize delays.
“Maintaining pedestrian access is a primary concern as we undertake these changes,” said Charles Stark, the Rail Project’s Executive Director.
Extensive signage is in place throughout the airport to direct travelers. The closing required extensive coordination with airport staff. Rail officials and airport staff will continue to monitor travelers’ experiences and make changes to signage, if needed. Walkway access between Garage 2 and the main terminal remains open.
The construction work includes multiple utility and communication line installations, reconfigurations, and shortening and adjusting moving walkways to accommodate the new rail station at the mezzanine level of the airport.
When Metrorail opens, the walkway will connect the station, as well as the garage, to the terminal.
A 24/7 emergency hotline is available for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction-related issues: 844-385-7245. For general project information: www.dullesmetro.com