The table below is a list of active construction along the Purple Line alignment. Notifications can be sorted by work zone for updates on specific locations and also received via text and email through Purple Line Transit Partners’ notification system. To receive these alerts, sign up here.

ZoneConstruction DatesLocationDescription
Full ProjectDuration of the ProjectAcross the AlignmentAs work continues along the alignment, the Purple Line construction team is committed to keeping everyone safe. Pedestrians are advised to follow any construction signs and use the open sidewalk(s). Pedestrians are not allowed in the construction work zones. This is for your safety as well as our construction team.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseBeginning on or about September 9, 2019Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake DriveBeginning on or about September 9, 2019, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail west of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. Pile Driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately three weeks.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseBeginning on or about September 16, 2019Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake DriveBeginning on or about September 16, 2019, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two weeks.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberGeorgetown Branch Trail Between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek BridgeDuring the month of September, crews will be pile driving at the Georgetown Branch Trail Between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberJones Mill RoadTraffic has shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase I of the traffic change, where crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseMonth of SeptemberRock Creek Park between the Rays Meadow Park and Susanna Lane Access PointsDuring the month of September, crews will be working in the area of the Rock Creek Park bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary trail closures will occur.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberGeorgetown Branch Trail between the Rock Creek Bridge and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge During the month of September, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail at Rock Creek Park. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, with pile driving occuring between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberBethesda Work Zone (Elm Street)During the month of September, crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberWisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda shaft. Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberGeorgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East-West HighwayDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway. Work will take place on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberConnecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West HighwayDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberColumbia Country ClubDuring the month of September, crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberJones Mill Road and Jones Bridge RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be working along Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road, as well as Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace. Closures will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseDuring the month of SeptemberSleaford Road Work Zone to Montgomery AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be working along East-West Highway between Connecticut Avenue and Montgomery Avenue. Work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Bethesda / Chevy ChaseOngoingFuture CCTThe CCT is currently closed to public access between Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda and Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring.
College ParkBeginning on or about September 1, 2019College Park Metro along Campus DriveBeginning on or about September 1, 2019, the College Park Metro Bus Loop will be closed long-term for Purple Line construction. The bus stops within the bus loop will be relocated to temporary bus shelters along River Road. Please note that buses will queue up at the temporary bus stops from 5 a.m. from 11 p.m. A graphic of the closure can be viewed here: rebrand.ly/hbpq4s
College ParkOn August 21, 2019Campus Drive between Paint Branch Trail and River RoadOn August 21, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term lane closure of the eastbound lanes of Campus Drive between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road. Traffic has shifted to the westbound lanes, with one lane open in each direction.
College ParkOn July 21, 2019River Road Between Rivertech Court and Kenilworth AvenueOn July 21 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term lane closure along River Road between Riverteach Court and Kenilworth Avenue. One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction.
College ParkDuring the month of SeptemberPresidential Drive between Campus Drive and Championship LaneDuring the month of September, crews will be working along Presidential Drive between Campus Drive and Championship Lane. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
College ParkDuring the month of SeptemberRossborough Lane between Baltimore Avenue and Campus DriveDuring the month of September, crews will be working along Rossborough Lane between Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
College ParkDuring the month of SeptemberRiver Road between Campus Drive and Kenilworth AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be working along River Road between Campus Drive and Kenilworth Avenue. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
College ParkDuring the month of SeptemberCampus Drive near College Park Metro StationDuring the month of September, crews will be working at the pump station along Campus Drive between Baltimore Avenue and River Road on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
College ParkDuring the month of SeptemberCampus Drive between Regents Drive and Championship Lane During the month of September, crews will be working along Campus Drive between Regents Drive and Championship Lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Glenridge / New Carrollton MetroSeptember 19, 2019 - October 4, 2019 Ellin Road between Veterans Pkwy and Hanson Oaks DriveBeginning on or about September 19, 2019, crews will be placing concrete for the track alignment on Ellin Road between Veterans Pkwy and Hanson Oaks Drive. The concrete work will take place from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two weeks.
Glenridge / New Carrollton MetroBeginning on or about September 9, 2019Ellin Road between Emerson Place and Harkins RoadBeginning on or about September 9, 2019, crews will be relocating utilities along Ellin Road between Emerson Place and Harkins Road. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. Friday - 7 p.m. Sunday.
Glenridge / New Carrollton MetroOn April 22,2019Ellin Road between Hanson Oaks Drive and Emerson PlaceOn April 22, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term lane closure of the westbound lanes on Ellin Road between Hanson Oaks Drive and Emerson Place. The closure can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2Ifjpvj
Glenridge / New Carrollton MetroDuring the month of SeptemberGlenridge YardDuring the month of September, crews will continue construction of the future Operations and Maintenance Facility at the Glenridge Yard. Road work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Night work will occur from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on an as-needed basis on weekdays and weekends.
Glenridge / New Carrollton MetroDuring the month of SeptemberEllin Road between Hanson Oaks Drive and Harkins RoadDuring the month of September, crews will continue work along Ellin Road between Hanson Oaks Drive and Harkins Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glenridge / New Carrollton MetroOn January 17, 2019Veterans Parkway between Riverdale Road and Annapolis RoadOn January 17, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term lane closure of the right-hand southbound lane on Veterans Parkway between Riverdale Road and Annapolis Road. Barriers have been placed to delineate the construction zone. Pedestrians and bicyclists are required to stay outside of the work zone at all times.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideBeginning on or about September 10, 2019Hanover Street and Grace Church Road between 4th Avenue and 2nd AvenueOn or about September 10, 2019, crews will be temporarily limiting street parking along Hanover Street and Grace Church Road between 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue for the demobilization of equipment. This equipment demobilization will take one business day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideBeginning on or about August 1, 20194th Avenue between Hanover Street and Grace Church RoadOn August 1, 2019, crews closed 4th Avenue long-term between Hanover Street and Grace Church Road. Work in this area will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Night work will be included on an as-needed basis. Access to residential driveways will be maintained.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideDuring the month of SeptemberStewart Avenue between Brookville Road and Kansas AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along Stewart Avenue between Brookville Road and Kansas Avenue. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane and sidewalk closures with flagging operations will occur. Parking on southbound Stewart Avenue will be limited.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideDuring the month of SeptemberThe CSX corridor between Stewart Avenue and 16th StreetDuring the month of September, crews will be clearing trees along the railroad tracks between Stewart Avenue and 16th Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideDuring the month of SeptemberGeorgetown Branch Trail between Grubb Road and Stewart AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Grubb Road and Stewart Avenue. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideDuring the month of SeptemberLyttonsville Bridge AreaDuring the month of September, crews will continue work in the Lyttonsville Place Bridge area from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideOngoingFuture CCTThe CCT is currently closed to public access between Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda and Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring.
Greater Lyttonsville / WoodsideOn June 4, 2019Talbot Avenue BridgeOn June 4, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term closure of the Talbot Avenue Bridge that will last approximately 12 months for the demolition and construction of the new bridge. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Long BranchBeginning on or about September 11, 2019Piney Branch Road between Flower Avenue and University BoulevardBeginning on or about September 11, 2019, crews will be working along Piney Branch Road between Flower Avenue and University Boulevard. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Long BranchDuring the month of SeptemberWayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Bradford RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along Wayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Bradford Road. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Long BranchDuring the month of SeptemberPlymouth Street TunnelDuring the month of September, crews will continue work at the Plymouth Street Tunnel and Manchester Place Station. Work will occur from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Long BranchOngoingPlymouth StreetPlymouth Street is closed to non-local traffic between Bradford and Hartwell Roads to allow for the construction of the Purple Line's Manchester Station. The haul road and entrance to the construction site will be located on East Wayne Avenue.
Long BranchOngoingArliss StreetArliss Street is closed between Flower Avenue and Walden Road. Access to local properties will be maintained.
Long BranchOngoingArliss StreetFor convenience, a new temporary driveway from Flower Avenue to the Giant Food Shopping center has been constructed.
Riverdale ParkOn July 8, 2019Kenilworth Avenue between River Road and Riverdale RoadOn July 8, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term closure of the right-hand southbound lane on Kenilworth Avenue between River Road and Riverdale Road. Barriers will be placed to delineate the work zone. Pedestrians and bicyclists are required to stay outside of the construction zone at all times. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberBaltimore-Washington Parkway at the Riverdale Road OverpassDuring the month of September, crews will continue work on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the area of the Riverdale Road overpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberBaltimore Washington Parkway along Riverdale RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be pile driving at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway along Riverdale Road. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberRiverdale Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and 67th PlaceDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along Riverdale Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and 67th Place. To conduct this work, lanes will intermittently be closed on 66th Avenue and 67th Avenue. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberRiver Road between Haig Drive and Kenilworth AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be pile driving along River Road between Haig Drive and Kenilworth Avenue. The work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberKenilworth Avenue between River Road and Riverdale RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities on Kenilworth Avenue between River Road and Riverdale Road. Work will occur in two shifts, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberRiverdale Road between Kenilworth Avenue and Veterans ParkwayDuring the month of September, crews will be working along Riverdale Road between Kenilworth Avenue and Veterans Parkway. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Riverdale ParkDuring the month of SeptemberEastpine Drive between Riverdale Road and Patterson StreetDuring the month of September, a section of Eastpine Drive will continue to be closed between Riverdale Road and Patterson Street for utility relocations. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Silver SpringBeginning on or about September 3, 2019Bonifant Street between Georgia Avenue and Pershing DriveBeginning on or about September 3, 2019, and during the month of September, crews will be relocating utilites on Bonifant Street between Georgia Avenue and Pershing Drive. Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberSilver Spring Metro PlazaDuring the month of September, crews will be working in the Silver Spring Metro Plaza adjacent to Colesville Road. Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberBonifant Street between Georgia Avenue and Fenton StreetDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along Bonifant Street between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberCSX tracks between 16th Street and Colesville RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be clearing trees and working along the railroad tracks between 16th Street and Colesville Road. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberSilver Spring International Middle SchoolDuring the month of September, crews will continue working at the Silver Spring International Middle School. Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Silver SpringOn July 26, 2019Colesville Road between 2nd Avenue and East-West HighwayOn July 26, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term closure of the right-hand southbound lane on Colesville Road between 2nd Avenue and East-West Highway. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Silver SpringOn June 10, 2019The Silver Spring Metrorail Station / Paul S. Sarbanes Transit CenterOn June 10, 2019, the Purple Line implemented phase I of the long-term work zones adjacent to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center. Wayfinding signage has been posted around the work zone. Work will take place during two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. The work zones can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2Wd3tfS
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberBonifant Street between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Fenton StreetDuring the month of September, crews will be surveying, clearing trees and relocating utilities along Bonifant Street between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Fenton Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary lane closures will occur.
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberWayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Flower AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be surveying, tree clearing and working on utilities along Wayne Avenue between Fenton Street and Flower Avenue. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane and sidewalk closures will occur. 
Silver SpringDuring the month of SeptemberWayne Avenue between Dale Drive and Sligo Creek ParkwayDuring the month of September, temporary lane closures will occur on Wayne Avenue between Dale Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway for truck deliveries to Silver Spring International Middle School between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Silver SpringOngoingFuture CCTThe CCT is currently closed to public access between Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda and Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring.
University BoulevardBeginning on or about September 23, 2019 University Boulevard between New Hampshire Avenue and Riggs RoadBeginning on or about September 23, 2019, The Purple Line will implement a long-term closure of the eastbound right hand lane on University Boulevard between New Hampshire Avenue and Riggs Road. Pedestrians and bicyclists are required to stay outside of the construction zone at all times.
University BoulevardDuring the month of SeptemberUniversity Boulevard between Piney Branch Road and Guilford RoadBeginning on August 8, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term closure of the left-most lanes on the north and southbound sides of University Boulevard between Pine Branch Road and Guilford Road. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
University BoulevardBeginning on or about August 5, 2019University Boulevard between West Park Drive and Adelphi RoadBeginning on or about August 5, 2019, crews will be pile driving along University Boulevard at the Northwest Branch Bridge between West Park Drive and Adelphi Road. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, with pile driving occuring between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
University BoulevardDuring the month of SeptemberWest Park Drive between University Boulevard and Judson StreetDuring the month of September, temporary lane closures will occur on West Park Drive between University Boulevard and Judson Street. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary closures will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Sunday.
University BoulevardDuring the month of SeptemberGuilford Road between Riggs Road and 23rd AvenueDuring the month of September, crews will be working along Guilford Road between Riggs Road and 23rd Avenue. In addition to the daytime work that has been occurring, work will also take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.
University BoulevardDuring the month of SeptemberUniversity Boulevard between Riggs Road and Adelphi RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be demolishing, grading and paving medians along University Boulevard between Riggs Road and Adelphi Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
University BoulevardDuring the month of SeptemberUniversity Boulevard between Riggs Road and Adelphi RoadDuring the month of September, crews will be relocating utilities along University Boulevard between Riggs Road and Adelphi Road. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures will occur.