Silver Line project hit by inflation, officials say


On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) will request more funding for the second part of the Silver Line project.

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) will request more funding for the second part of the Silver Line project.

“Based on these project closure requirements, the current forecast for Phase 2 of the Metrorail project is $3.028 billion, requiring an addition of $250 million to the current budget authorization,” according to the schedule. publicly shared.

According to MWAA, the additional funds are needed due to “unforeseen conditions during construction, restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain challenges and escalating costs due to inflation. “.



“Loudoun County is responsible for 4.8% of that total, which equates to $12 million,” Loudoun County spokesman Glen Barbour said. “The budget is sufficient to offset Loudoun County’s $12 million share of this project cost increase; therefore, Loudoun County does not need to identify additional funds to meet this obligation. »

The project, which includes six new stations, was awarded to Metro last month.

“We’re certainly excited about this big step,” Andy Off, Metro’s interim chief executive, said at Metro’s June board meeting. “That means we are progressing and getting to the passenger service point.”

You can watch last month’s Metro update below.

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