Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Construction
PROJECT STATUS: Construction
SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION: 2022 (Projected)
APPROVED BUDGET: $370 million
LOCATION: The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station site is located approximately midway between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Braddock Road Stations along Metrorail's existing Blue and Yellow Lines. The area is bordered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway to the east and northeast, the Potomac Greens neighborhood to the south, and active CSX tracks, Potomac Avenue, and Potomac Yard Shopping Center to the west and northwest.
DESIGN: Virtual tours of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station from Summer 2019 are available to view online:
Learn more about the history of Potomac Yard and the Potomac Yard Small Area Plan.
Visit the WMATA Track Work webpage for information on Metro service impacts.
What's Happening On-site?
After-Hours Construction Activity Alerts
Installation of Train Control Circuits, Signalization, Trackwork, the Building Envelope and Finishes for the New Potomac Yard Metro Station
Activity: Installation of Train Control Circuits, Signalization, Trackwork, the Building Envelope and Finishes for the New Potomac Yard Metro Station
Work Hours: Activity may occur 24 hours per day
Location: Station site area, North Pavilion site area, 2601 Main Line Blvd. staging area, and the CSX rail corridor
See Noise Permit: TES2023-00031
What Residents Can Expect:
- Work Site:
Light tower, heavy equipment, work vehicles, delivery vehicles, dump trucks noise throughout the nighttime work windows. PYC will ensure that, without compromising a safe working environment, the light towers will be pointed away from residents’ homes as much as practicable.
- 2601 Main Line Yard:
Employee parking, use of office facilities, generators, loading and unloading of trucks with heavy equipment.
If there is a Project site related emergency, please call 914-353-2225. Call your local contacts and emergency numbers for all non-project related issues and emergencies.
If you have any questions about these activities, please contact the City Inspector Brian Whiteley at 703-656-6025 during regular City business hours.
To report unpermitted after-hours construction activity, please visit Alex311 and select one of the many communications options available for connecting to a City representative.
Activity on the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station site is now focused on preparing for the grand opening and start of service on May 19, 2023. Crews will continue to be on-site after the station opens to perform site and wetlands restoration work.
Construction Photo Gallery
The following are photos of construction activity at the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station site from the past week:
Plans and Permits
See the approved plans and permits for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, including:
Location: 2601 Main Line Blvd.
PYC is required to provide off-street parking for their workers, trucks, and trailers as a condition of the Development Special Use Permit (DSUP) approved by City Council. This lot will be located at 2601 Main Line Blvd., which is on an undeveloped block bordered by Main Line Blvd. to the west, Potomac Ave. to the east, Maskell St. to the north, and Swann Ave. to the south. The only point of access will be off Potomac Ave.
Construction site workers will be transported to and from the construction site via private shuttles. They will not be allowed to park and access the site from the street. The shuttle, construction vehicles, and the transportation of other project resources must follow approved haul routes.
If you witness a violation of these rules, please contact Brian Whiteley at 703.746.4091.
SEE A LIST OF THE CONSTRUCTION NOISE VARIANCES ISSUED FOR THIS PROJECT
Construction noise in the City of Alexandria is regulated through the Section 11-5 (Noise Control) of the City Code.
Use of construction devices and power equipment is allowed:
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Prohibited
Pile driving is allowed:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All construction is prohibited on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Additional information about the City’s Noise Control code, including the hours permitted for special construction activities, after hours work, decibel level specifications, and how to lodge a complaint, can be found on the City’s Noise Control page.