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To facilitate construction of the Purple Line and Montgomery County’s Capital Crescent Trail, Montgomery County has established an interim trail for the public’s use. Any questions regarding the interim Georgetown Branch Trail should be directed to Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation.

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Georgetown Branch

On September 1, 2019, the Purple Line closed the College Park Metro Bus Loop long-term for construction. The bus stops within the bus loop have been 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.

Map of College Park Bus Loop bus stop relocations along River Road. Refer to text on this page for more information.

On 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.

Map of Ellin Road traffic switch. Refer to text on this page for more information.

On May 11, 2020, the Purple Line implemented a closure of Bonifant Street (west) between Ramsey Street and Georgia Avenue for construction. The closure will be in place through the end of 2021 and will remain in place until work is complete. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the road closure. Pedestrians must obey construction signs and stay out of the work zone for their safety and the safety of the construction crew.

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Bonifant Street West Closure

The Purple Line has activated zones I, II, III, and IV of the long-term work zones adjacent to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center. Wayfinding signage can be found posted around the work zones. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.

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Map of Silver Spring Transit Center pedestrian detour. Refer to text on this page for more information.