Last month, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recommended names for the eight Metrorail stations that are part of the Dulles Metrorail Project. The names, which must be approved by the Washington Metro Transit Authority board of directors, are as follows:
- Tysons I & II
- Tysons Central
- Tysons-Spring Hill Rd
- Reston-Wiehle Ave
- Reston Town Center
- Herndon-Reston West
- Herndon-Dulles East
Each proposed station name connotes a community: Tysons, Reston, Herndon, or McLean. Some include street names while others include the name of shopping malls and a town center.
The 23-mile transit line will run from Tysons to Dulles International Airport to the rest of the region, and the project comprises a total of 11 Metrorail stations, eight of which are located in Fairfax County.
The stations from Tysons-McLean to Reston-Wiehle Ave are scheduled to be operational in mid-2013.
Reston East is the location of the future parking garage for the Wiehle Avenue Metrorail station. Wiehle Avenue is the last of five stations in Phase I of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, opening in late 2013.
Parking spaces at Reston East Park-and-Ride will be impacted by Dulles Rail related construction as early as November 28, 2010. The construction project is expected to require closing of approximately 200 of 820 parking spaces on or about Nov. 28 for preliminary utility work. For more information check the Reston East Park-and-Ride Hotline at 703-877-5700, TTY 711.
You’re invited to give feedback on future land-use near proposed Wiehle Avenue Metro Station
As you may know the new Silver Line is being planned to take commuters from Reston/Herndon into the City. The Wiehle Metro Station will be located just west of Tyson’s Corner at Weihle Avenue. Planners and adminstrators have invited the public to offer input about the land-use around the proposed station on March 20, at 9 a.m. The public workshop will be held at the Langston Hughes Middle School cafeteria, 11401 Ridge Heights Road, Reston. The draft agenda for this workshop is available online.
The goal of this development is to take advantage of proximity to Metro while preserving nearby neighborhoods. The Reston Master Plan Task Force will develop recommendations for future land use for the Dulles Corridor. This includes the areas around the future Wiehle Avenue, Reston Parkway and Herndon-Monroe Metro stations, as well as Reston Town Center. Community workshops will be conducted for each of these areas, so the public can offer their input. Public hearings also will be held later this year on the overall recommendations for the corridor.
The task force is scheduled to present its recommendations this summer and they will be sent to the Fairfax County Planning Commission for review this fall. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will then vote on whether to include the recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan for the corridor.
Materials from previous workshops are available online.
For more information or reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Sandi Smith, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning, at 703-324-1239, TTY 711 or [email protected].
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