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Columbia Heights Metro Entry to Close Next Week, Reopen in Winter

by Andrew Ramonas April 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment

Columbia Heights Metro station (Photo via Google Maps)Metro riders who use the Columbia Heights station are slated to have one less way to get in and out of it during the next several months, starting next week, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The entrance at the northeast corner of 14th and Irving streets NW is scheduled to close Monday for about nine months of work to install new escalators. Without the complete closure of the entryway, crews would spend about 18 months on the project, according to WMATA.

“Metro will begin installing two new entrance escalators on the east side of Columbia Heights Station, marking the final phase of a major capital project to replace all seven of the station’s escalators,” a WMATA notice says. “To date, five of the station’s escalators have been replaced with safer, more reliable units.”

The station’s elevator and escalators on the southwest corner of 14th and Irving streets will remain open during the escalator installation work across the street.

Photo via Google Maps

Comments (1)

  1. Why does this take nine months to complete? Metro says they only want to work about three hours per night. Why is that tolerable? If I told my employer that, I would not have a job to go back to.

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