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Authority says Silver Line is nearing completion

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McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The authority overseeing the Silver Line Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner to Reston says work on the $3 billion project is belatedly nearing completion.

Officials still do not have a projected opening date, but some public officials are hopeful the line will open by the end of summer.

On Thursday the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority declared that the project is "substantially complete." The contractor tried back in February to say the project had reached that checkpoint, but MWAA found multiple deficiencies in the contractor's work.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which runs the Metrorail system, said it could take custody of the project late next month; it would then have 90 days to run its own testing.

The project was supposed to have opened late last year.

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