Today the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority released the preliminary engineering cost estimate to Fairfax and Loudoun County officials for Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail Project to complete the planned 11.4 miles of rail to Dulles International Airport and Ashburn.
“A year ago, the projected cost for Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail Project was $3.8 billion. Today, we have confirmed a project cost of $2.7 billion as a result of the elimination of the underground station at Dulles Airport, value engineering savings and the counties’ agreement to build the parking garages and the Route 28 Metrorail Station,” stated Jack Potter, President and CEO of MWAA in a statement. “With this release, the 90 day review period for Fairfax and Loudoun Counties begins. We look forward to the outcome of their deliberations as another important step toward moving forward on construction.”
The Airports Authority will begin the procurement process for the design and construction of phase 2 upon Fairfax and Loudoun counties’ confirmation of their commitment to the project. The 90 day period begins March 7 ends June 4.