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Contractors Working to Successfully Complete the Dulles Greenway Toll Road

With one of the most intricate engineering designs man could master, the Dulles Greenway interchange improvement linking Route 653 and 654 to existing Route 606, widening the four lanes to now six, expanding the mainline toll plaza, widening the already in place dual 660 foot mainline access bridges over Goose Creek took the combined effort of several contractors.

A careful analysis of each contract bid was performed to not only keep cost at a required level, but to ensure the work performed was not only at requirements, but was designed and performed with the expectations of the Frank Haney Company. Roadway and bridge plans were submitted with approval for eighteen separate plan meeting criteria with enhanced safety features and increased capacity at the helm of requirements.

The responsibility of completion, construction, awards and finalization of the project was to be handled by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Dulles Transit Partners, with a team led by Bechtel Infrastructure, was in charge of Phase I of the Dulles Greenway project. In terms of the project completion, they were charged with the construction of the Dulles Corridor.
Phase II was a company encompassing three different groups. Capital Rail Contractors, Clark Construction Group, LLC along with Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. lead the effort to complete Phase II within specified times and requirements.

A completely separate phase known as Package B which was the Rail Yard contract was awarded to the Hensel Phelps group.

Final design contracting was awarded to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC with Dewberry Consultants, LLC overseeing as the Designer.

WG Construction Company was instrumental in securing improvements to the Dulles Greenway project. This firm built and secured several critical improvements to an access ramp veering from the exchange taking travelers from the Dulles Greenway to Dulles International Airport. The contractor was charged with three construction projects. One of which was to extend a triple 12’x8′ concrete box culvert. Their second charge was to build a 430 foot long pile foundation (cast in place) concrete retaining wall. Thirdly, they were responsible for procuring a second 430 foot long stabilizing wall securing and stabilizing the earth surrounding the exchange.

Finally, beautification by landscaping was performed by VGL Valley Green Landscaping, INC.

When the project was completed, the operation of the Silver Line, maintenance and yearly requirements to keep the design flawless with minimal incident was placed in the hands of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

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