Connecticut Avenue Closures
Beginning on or about August 10, 2020, the Purple Line will implement a nightly closure of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. The closures will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for approximately five nights for bridge girder installation.
Campus Drive Closure between Paint Branch Trail and River Road
On April 20, 2020, the Purple Line closed a segment of Campus Drive between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road for construction. The closure will be in effect until approximately August 23, 2020. Work may take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Temporary Closure on Campus Drive
On March 29, 2020, the Purple Line implemented a closure of Campus Drive between Adelphi Road and Alumni Drive for utility relocations. The closure began on Sunday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m., which has been extended and expected to reopen on Monday, August 3 at 7 a.m.
Campus Drive Sidewalk Closure
On November 11, 2019, the Purple Line implemented a long-term sidewalk closure on Campus Drive between the Paint Branch Trail and River Road. A signed detour is in place to guide bicyclists and pedestrians, that includes the use of stairs and elevators to cross the train tracks at the College Park Metro station. A paratransit service is available, for those who are unable to use the stairs at the College Park Metro station, while the elevator is not operational. The paratransit service will operate Monday-Thursday from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., Saturday from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. and Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Vehicles will operate in continuous loops alternating from one side of the closure to the other.
Bus Stop Relocations at College Park Metro
Long-Term Traffic Switch on Ellin Road
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.
Pile Driving at the Rock Creek Bridge
On or about June 12, 2020, crews began pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge. Pile driving may take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays until approximately September 1, 2020.
Sligo Creek Trail Detour
On January 14, 2020, crews implemented the detour of the Sligo Creek Trail to safely accommodate construction. Work may occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends, until approximately September 1, 2020.
Arliss Street Closure
Beginning on or about August 21, 2020, the Purple Line will implement a closure of Arliss Street between Flower Ave and Piney Branch Road for construction. The closure will be in place for approximately 18 months and local access to businesses and residents will be maintained.
Quintana Street Road Closure
Quesada Road Closure
Closure of Bonifant (West)
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 for approximately 18 months 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.
Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (SSTC) Long-Term Work Zone Pedestrian Detour
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.
Forston Street Detour
West Park Drive Detour
Edwards Place Detour
Merrimac Drive at University Boulevard Closure Detour
Merrimac Drive will remain closed at University Boulevard for construction cleanup until approximately September 15, 2020. A signed detour will be in place to direct traffic. Work may occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends.