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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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On or about June 22, 2020, crews closed Quintana Street at Kenilworth Avenue for road reconstruction until approximately October 1, 2020.

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Beginning on or about August 21, 2020, the Purple Line will implement a closure of Quesada Road at the intersection of Kenilworth Avenue for road reconstruction until approximately October 1, 2020.

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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.

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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.

On July 6, 2020, the entrance to Forston Street was closed along University Boulevard for approximately 5 weeks, for utility relocations.

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On April 17, 2020, the Purple Line implemented a closure of West Park Drive at the intersection of University Boulevard for utility relocations. The closure will be in effect for approximately five months.

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On April 13, 2020, the Purple Line implemented a closure of Edwards Place at the intersection of University Boulevard for utility relocations. The closure will be in effect for approximately September 1, 2020.

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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.

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