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The King Street Metro station will be reconstructed in 2019.

The King Street Metro station will be reconstructed in 2019.

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Metro to Close Many Stations in 2019 to Rebuild Platforms

Metro will temporarily close as many as 20 stations over the next several years as part of an aggressive plan to rebuild structurally deficient platforms.

The transit service said that it will cease service to some stations starting in the summer of 2019, in order to give work crews uninterrupted access to make repairs.

Twenty stations will be reconstructed under the three-year capital plan, which is expected to cost between $300 million and $400 million.

The first stations to close next summer will be Braddock Road, King Street and Eisenhower Avenue. As a result of those closures, there will be no service to the south of Reagan National Airport between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2019.

In 2020 and 2021, the following stations will be rebuilt: West Hyattsville, College Park, Greenbelt, Rhode Island Avenue, Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church, Cheverly, Landover, New Carrollton, Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery. Metro said specific plans for those reconstruction projects are underway and may involve some coordination with the construction of Maryland’s Purple Line and I-66 Express Lanes outside the Beltway in Virginia.

See also:

-Full details of platform reconstruction plan.

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