Metro to close multiple stations in 2019 for reconstruction
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metro announced a three-year project to reconstruct outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail stations to fix structural deficiencies starting in 2019.
The project, which officials say will cost between $300-400 million, will be the first major construction project to benefit from dedicated capital funding recently approved by the legislatures in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Metro says they plan to demolish and rebuild platforms at the Braddock Road, King Street and Eisenhower stations. This will result in a shutdown of rail service south of Reagan National Airport during summer 2019.
These six Metro stations will be closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2019:
- Braddock Road
- King Street
- Eisenhower Avenue
- Van Dorn Street