Metro said it would suspend most daytime trackwork during this spring and first half of the summer to avoid disrupting the major tourist season.
The transit service said it will stop work for four weeks to accommodate the National Cherry Blossom Festival in March and April, and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July.
Metro said it would suspend all Capital Projects until the end of July, and work that would have closed the Eisenhower Avenue and Huntington Stations from March 12-27 will be postponed until 2019.
Here’s a look at the days were daytime trackwork will be suspended completely:
- Saturday, March 10 - Rock N’ Roll Marathon.
- March 24 to April 15 - National Cherry Blossom Festival. (Metro said there may be some track work after 10 p.m. when ridership is light.)
- July 4 - Independence Day celebrations.
- July 13-17 - Major League Baseball All-Star Game and related activities.
Capital project work will resume as early as July 21 and continue through August and into the fall.