Monday, January 14, 2013
Renovations to a private garage will prompt the closure of the bus bay at the Bethesda Metro station.
Renovations to a private parking garage will prompt the temporary closure of the bus bay at the Bethesda Metro station this year. Brookfield Properties, the owners of 3 Bethesda Metro Center, have submitted a traffic mitigation plan for the project, which will renovate the garage they own beneath the bus bay. The project could prompt the closure of the bus bay for 24 months, but the exact length of the closure isn't known, said Ken Hartman, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center director. Construction on the garage will likely launch in the second quarter of this year, Hartman said. Bus stops will need to be re-located when the bus bay closes. "It could be a major hassle for at least two years," Hartman said Friday at a meeting of …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The much-delayed rehabilitation project is finally complete.
After a much-delayed rehabilitation project, the Bethesda Metro station elevator has re-opened to transit commuters. The elevator closed in May for a rehabilitation project that was initially expected to take four months. Problems acquiring parts for the project contributed to the delay, Bethesda Now reported. The elevator was functioning Thursday morning. Bethesda blogger Robert Dyer, who first reported the news of the re-opening, posted photos of the elevator operating on Wednesday evening. The opening of the elevator came sooner than Metro's latest predicition of Friday.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Metro is awaiting a state inspection before it can re-open the elevator following a much-delayed rehabilitation project, The Washington Examiner reports.
After several delays, the Bethesda Metro station elevator could open late this week, The Washington Examiner reports. The elevator closed in May for a rehabilitation project that was initially expected to take four months. Metro crews ran into delays acquiring parts for the project, and new state elevator codes also contributed to the delay, according to a Gazette report. Metro is awaiting a state inspection before it re-opens the elevator, even though the repair work is finished, according to The Examiner. Next up for the station? A replacement project for the station's oft-bemoaned escalators, expected to launch in early 2014.