It’s been a long and bumpy ride for one of the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects currently under construction. Just two years ago, it was reported that the second phase of the Silver Line was 13 months behind schedule. Now, The Washington Post reports that this delay cost $95 million.
These funds will be taken out of the $551.5 million contingency fund and are not expected to cause the project to exceed the current phase’s $2.7 billion budget. The total cost of the two-phase project is expected to be $5.8 billion.
This past May, the MWAA paid $49.2 million of the $95 million to the contractor building the line, according to WTOP.
The second phase of the Silver Line project encompasses six stops, which will extend to Loudoun County, Virginia. It is expected to open by 2020.
The first phase opened in July 2014, approximately $225 million over budget.
• Delay will add $95 million to the cost of Silver Line’s second phase [The Washington Post]
• Silver Line delay cost: $95M [WTOP]