Metro to close multiple stations in 2019 for reconstruction

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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
  • Huntington
  • Van Dorn Street
  • Franconia-Springfield

Metro says it will partner with the jurisdictions and other transportation agencies to develop traffic mitigations and customer travel alternatives.

Following the 2019 summer shutdown, Metro says it will reconstruct the platforms at Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield, Huntington, and Reagan National Airport between September 2019 and May 2020. However, the stations will remain open.

The following 13 station platforms to be reconstructed in 2020-2021 are:

  • West Hyattsville
  • College Park
  • Greenbelt
  • Rhode Island Avenue
  • Vienna
  • Dunn Loring
  • West Falls Church
  • East Falls Church
  • Cheverly
  • Landover
  • New Carrollton
  • Addison Road
  • Arlington Cemetery

Service plans for these stations are still being developed, officials say.