Branch Avenue Storage Yard

Location: 
Suitland, Maryland
Client: 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Architect: 
RK&K
Contract Value: 
$93,600,000
Year Completed: 
2003

With storage capacity for 178 rail cars, the six-building Branch Avenue Storage Yard complex serves as the storage and maintenance facility for Metro’s Green Line trains. Clark served as the general contractor on the facility, which was also the first turnkey delivery project for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Located on a 39-acre site outside Washington, D.C., the yard is adjacent to the Branch Avenue Metro Station. The project required the Clark team to clear 20 acres, move 700,000 cubic yards of earthwork, lay 18,000 feet of track, and install 50,000 feet of site utility lines. In addition, Clark provided system integration services for the project, which include the installation of train control, communications and traction power systems, compatible with existing WMATA facilities. Clark also was responsible for the installation of subway maintenance equipment throughout the storage yard, including bridge cranes and car hoists.

Designed by RK&K of Baltimore, the facility’s six buildings are composed of concrete, masonry and structural steel with brick façades, curtain wall and skylights.

Awards: 
WBC Craftsmanship Award - Electrical