Fairfax County issued Metro temporary noise waivers until September 8 for its construction work at the Huntington Metro Station and Franconia-Springfield Metro Station. This work is part of the transit system’s full platform and major station renovations on the Yellow Line.
The county’s waiver allows Metro to begin and end its noisiest construction work only one hour earlier and later than normally would be permitted. This includes activities like jack hammering and demolition. The waiver also permits Metro to conduct quieter construction work, like pouring concrete, anytime. The waiver only applies to the construction activities performed at the station itself, including the tracks within the station, bus loops, kiss-and-ride areas, and parking lot.
NOISE REGULATIONS DON’T RESTRICT TRACK MAINTENANCE WORK
Under the county’s Noise Ordinance, rail track maintenance work is exempt from the noise regulations. This means that Metro’s track work that occurs outside of the station may occur anytime without restriction, including jack hammering, excavation, and other maintenance activities.
CONSTRUCTION WORK PERMITTED DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS
The chart below shows what construction activities are allowed at the station during specific times and days of the week, per the county’s noise waiver.
HOW TO MAKE A NOISE COMPLAINT
Submit complaints about construction noise or activities at the Huntington or Franconia-Springfield Metro Stations to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Customer Relations Department at (202) 637-1328, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or make a complaint online at http://wmata.custhelp.com/app/home/.
Should you need assistance after 5:00 p.m. regarding construction noise or activities, please contact the Mount Vernon or Franconia Police Stations by calling their Non-Emergency phone number at (703) 691-2131.
For more information and to see the noise waiver boundary maps, please view the fact sheets below.
Huntington Metro Station Noise Waiver Fact Sheet (June 2019)