Category: Transportation

Two Red Line Metro Stations to Close for 45 Days

Red Line riders will need to transfer at Fort Totten to continue downtown beginning Saturday. WMATA photo. The Red Line Metro stations at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA will be closed for 45 days beginning Saturday, July 21, for structural repair work, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station. During the closing period, the Red Line will not offer service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. Passengers can transfer to the Green or Yellow lines at Fort Totten and head to Gallery Place to avoid the work zone. Earlier, Metro announced that it...

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Park Valley Road to Close Tomorrow for Bridge Replacement

Screenshot of the project map from the county’s Division of Trasnportation Engineering project page. Park Valley Road is scheduled to close Friday, July 20 in order to begin construction to replace the bridge over Sligo Creek and provide improvements to Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail nearby, a representative of the county’s Department of Transportation confirmed. The project, budgeted at $3.95 million, will replace a bridge originally built in 1931 with a wider bridge and sidewalk. The trail will be realigned and include a new 12-foot wide pedestrian bridge over Sligo Creek, plus a new trail to connect the bridge with...

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Excavation Scheduled This Week for School Parking Lots

Trees around the parking lot of the middle school on Wayne Avenue came down to allow for new construction. Photo by Mike Diegel. Excavation work is scheduled to begin this week in preparation for the reconfiguration of the parking lots at Silver Spring International Middle School. The work follows last week’s removal of the trees surrounding the current lot on the corner of Dale Drive and Wayne Avenue; plans call for landscaping around the new lots to replace the trees. A new upper lot will have its entrance/exit on Dale Drive. A new egress to a middle and lower...

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MVA Branch Offices, Vehicle Emissions Stations Will Close Tomorrow

Photo from Flickr user Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier under license from Creative Commons. All Motor Vehicle Administration branch offices and vehicle emissions stations will be closed tomorrow (June 30), according to an announcement from the agency. In addition, the MVA online store and kiosks will be unavailable from 11:45 p.m. tonight (June 29) until noon tomorrow for maintenance. The only reason given for the shutdown is “as we make enhancements to better serve you.” A Source call to the MVA’s press office to ask for additional details has not been returned. We will update this post with new information if...

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Yellow Line Rush Hour Service to Fort Totten to be Extended

Red Line passengers will get additional Yellow Line service to the Fort Totten station. Photo courtesy WMATA. The Yellow Line’s rush hour service will be extended this summer as two Red Line stations are closed for maintenance, according to an announcement from Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia). The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA stations will be closed from July 21-Sept. 2. Metro will add capacity to the Green/Yellow lines, including running some Yellow Line trains to/from Greenbelt, during rush hour from Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 31. Norton and...

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