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July Summer Safety Notice: Safe-Driving and Fireworks Safety Tips

June 27,  2018
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
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Safe-Driving and Fireworks Safety Tips 
Over the last several months, Dulles Corridor visitors, residents, businesses and commuters will have witnessed the Reston Town Center, Herndon, and Innovation Center Stations rising up within the tight confines of the Dulles Access Highway median; the aerial guideway that will carry Metrorail passengers to the Dulles Airport Station and through the Airport; and the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations, also well underway in the median of the Dulles Greenway.  The  driving safety of the public and the project's employees continues to be our number one priority. 
Herndon Station: Construction of the Silver Line Phase 2 is more than three-quarters of the way complete.  Pictured above Herndon Station, in the median of the Dulles Toll Road/Dulles Airport Access Highway near the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride.  (Photo courtesy of Richard D. Adams, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project)
As we approach the Fourth of July, please remember the safety of others and your pets when handling fireworks.
  • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
  • A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities.  Never give fireworks to children.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.  Save your alcohol for after the show.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Don't bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
  • If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
  • Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.
  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets..
If you have questions about Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project please contact You may also keep up with the project's progress by visiting While you are browsing, please sign up to receive regular email notifications of upcoming changes in traffic patterns. Please also note that a 24/7 emergency hotline is available for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction-related issues: 844-385-7245. For general project information: or 703-572-0506.