- As of August, the project is two years from “substantial completion” — a milestone that signals the beginning of a review period before the project can be handed over to Metro for testing and review.
- More than half of the project’s $2.7 billion budget has been spent; Roughly one-third of the $551.5 million contingency has been used, including $95 million to pay for a 13-month delay.
- More than 6,200 workers have put in more than 5 million hours on the project. The bulk of those workers have come from Virginia, 58.3 percent; Maryland: 25.2 percent; other states: 13.2 percent; and the District: 3.4 percent. Nearly half of the workers are Hispanic.
- Design and construction on the second phase is approximately 67.1 percent complete.
October 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM EDT