Rosslyn Metro Station Project Update
We are halfway there! The blasting operation for the Rosslyn Station Project is complete and the overall project is 53% complete. During the past 10 months, crews blasted and excavated more than 11,000 cubic yards of rock for the shaft, emergency exit stairs, and upper (public) and lower mezzanines of the new station entrance. Thank you to the Rosslyn community for your patience and increased awareness around the site.

The project is currently on time and on budget. The overall project is slated for completion in spring 2013.


The Rosslyn Metrorail Station serves as a critical transit hub for Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan region. Tens of thousands of commuters pass through Rosslyn each day, giving the station the highest daily Metrorail ridership numbers in Virginia and outside of the District of Columbia overall. During the past decade the Rosslyn Metrorail Station has experienced a nearly 23 percent increase in riders with daily ridership now exceeding 36,000. To accommodate the increase in ridership and provide an improved transit experience, the Rosslyn Metrorail Station Access Improvement (RSAI) Project was approved by the Arlington County Board in 2010. The project will bring a number of long term benefits to commuters and the surrounding community.

Improvements include:

Three new high-speed, high-capacity elevators that will provide more options to get to the station and make it easier and safer for those with disabilities and riders with strollers or luggage
An emergency evacuation stairwell for improved safety
An additional entrance mezzanine and connecting passageway for better commuter flow
A new station manager kiosk and fare collection equipment to better facilitate transactions
For more information, visit the RSAI project page.

Thank you,
Arlington County
Department of Transportation
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