The mystery of the wooden crosses at Dulles Airport

 


The wooden crosses spotted by an alert Post reader near Dulles Airport are sign posts put there by the contractor building the second phase of the Silver Line rail project.

An alert Post reader sent me a note the other day about something I figured other drivers may have spotted as well.

The person wondered about a number of wooden crosses that had appeared in grassy areas along the  access road near the exit the airport. Was this a religious statement?

We checked with airport officials who said the crosses are actually sign posts that were put up when Capital Rail Constructors, the contractor building the second phase of the Silver Line rail project, was doing test work connected to the rail line. Rather than take them down, the posts have been left up to be used again.

Hope that solves the mystery.

 

 

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.

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