MWAA: Intend To Award Phase 2 Silver Line Construction To Capital Rail Constructors

10:03 AM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- In a press release on Friday, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said it intends to award Phase 2 construction of the Silver Line to Capital Rail Constructors.

MWAA officials say they issued a Notice of Recommended Award to the group on Thursday for the "major design-build portion of Phase 2."

Capital Rail Constructors proposed a cost of $1,177,777,000 for the project, which was the lowest price of the five choices, says MWAA.

"This contract includes the construction of 6 stations, 11.4 miles of track and guideways, and wayside components. The stations are Reston Town Center, Herndon, Innovation Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Route 606 and Route 772/Ashburn. Additional contracts will be competed in the near future for the rail yard and parking garages," according to the press release.

"The winning proposal is well below our original estimates of $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion for this portion of the project, which hopefully will allow us to pass on additional savings to users of the Dulles Toll Road," Executive Director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Pat Nowakowski stated in the press release.

The next step for MWAA will be to request documentation, including insurance certificates, payment and performance bonds, say officials.

The final award of the contract is expect in May, according to officials.

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