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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. Sign up to receive these alerts.

 

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As work increases along the alignment, the Purple Line team remains committed to keeping everyone safe. Pedestrians and motorists are advised to follow construction signage and use the open sidewalk(s). For the safety of the public and our construction team, entry into construction work zones is not permitted.

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Landscape, erosion and sediment control, and site maintenance along the Purple Line alignment will be conducted on an as needed basis weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Postponed until March, - crews will implement new traffic pattern on Jones Mill Road. Traffic will be shifted to the newly completed eastern half of Jones Mill Road between Jones Bridge Road and Coquelin Terrace. A new work zone will be established for approximately one year on the western half of the roadway to complete the underpass. A newly constructed sidewalk established along the northbound travel lanes will be available for pedestrians. Please follow onsite signage. 

Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Crews continue utility work on Chevy Chase Lake Drive. This work will, at times, require temporary lane closures on Chevy Chase Lake Drive. However, access will be maintained at all times for both vehicles and pedestrians around the work zone. On-street parking directly adjacent to the work zone will be limited. Please follow the posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through February. 

Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Crews continue construction of walls, utility, and track installations, along the former Georgetown Branch Trail between Elm Street Park and Rock Creek Park. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed through February.

Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Crews continue work in the Jones Mill Road underpass area through February. Work includes utility relocations, construction of retaining walls, and completing the east side of Jones Mill Road. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Work continues in the area of Connecticut Avenue Purple Line Station through February. Work includes utility installations, retaining walls and station elements. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Crews continue work at the Purple Line Bethesda Station located at Elm Street and Wisconsin Avenue. A long-term lane closure of the southbound right lane of Wisconsin Avenue at Elm Street will continue through completion of the station construction to facilitate a work zone buffer and construction access.  Pedestrians will need to use the signed pedestrian detour to access the northbound side of Wisconsin Avenue.   Work will occur in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed. View detour here

College Park

At the College Park Metro station a pedestrian detour is in place around the Purple Line work zone to redirect the walkway between Bowdoin Avenue to River Road underneath the WMATA and MARC tracks.  The underpass itself will not be closed. Pedestrians will be directed to use the open walkway on the east side of the tracks once through the tunnel. Please follow on-site signage. View Here

College Park

Crews continue to work on the Purple Line College Park Station and other works at the College Park Metro Station at River Road and Campus Drive through February. Pedestrian detours may occur intermittently near the station site. Bus stops will not be impacted. Please follow posted signage.  Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

College Park

The long-term road closure of Rossborough Lane between Diamondback Drive and the Rhode Island Avenue remains in effect to complete stormwater drainage system installation and roadway reconfiguration. Local access will be maintained, and vehicular and pedestrian detours are in place. Please follow posted signage. The detour will be in place through February 2024. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed. 

College Park

The long-term traffic configuration on Campus Drive between Diamondback Drive and River Road remains in effect. All traffic is shifted to the north side of Campus Drive and a minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained. A signed pedestrian detour has been implemented to maintain pedestrian access around the work zone. This traffic pattern will be in place until approximately June 2024.

Glenridge / New Carrollton

The long-term traffic configuration on Ellin Road to the east of the Harkins Drive remains in effect through February. The righthand eastbound lane of traffic is closed to facilitate wall work near the future Purple Line New Carrollton station. Pedestrian detours may also occur as work progresses. Please follow all posted signage. Work may take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends as needed. This configuration will be in place for approximately one month.

Glenridge / New Carrollton

The long-term traffic shift on Ellin Road between Emerson Place and Hanson Oaks Drive remains in effect. Two-way traffic is shifted to the north side of Ellin Road and the south side is closed to allow the continuation of Purple Line construction. View traffic shift here

Glenridge / New Carrollton

Work continues on the Purple Line Glenridge Station located near the corner of Veterans Parkway (MD 410) and Annapolis Road (MD 450).  Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Glenridge / New Carrollton

The traffic shift on Veterans Parkway (MD410) will  continue through February that reduces the southbound lanes to one lane for approximately a quarter of a mile, while northbound lanes will remain as two thru lanes. The closure is to facilitate the installation of Purple Line track across Veterans Parkway. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed. View traffic shift here

Glenridge / New Carrollton

Crews continue construction at the Glenridge Operations and Maintenance Facility. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Greater Lyttonsville / Woodside

The installation of sheet piles for the construction of crash walls between the CSX tracks and the Purple Line adjacent to Talbot Avenue will continue through February. Pile driving may occur 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.  

Greater Lyttonsville / Woodside

Crews continue to work on the Talbot Avenue bridge and adjacent streets. Work includes building the ramp from Talbot Avenue to the new bridge and reconstruction of surrounding roads. Grace Church Road continues to be closed to through traffic at the bridge location. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.   

Greater Lyttonsville / Woodside

Crews continue construction of walls and installation of stormwater drainage, walls and other utilities adjacent to the CSX/Metro tracks between Talbot Avenue and the Silver Spring Transit Center.  Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed through February.

Greater Lyttonsville / Woodside

Talbot Avenue between Michigan Avenue and Lanier Drive remains closed to through traffic for roadway reconstruction until approximately March, 2024. Local access will be maintained for residents; on street parking will be restricted in the work zone.  This work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed, weather permitting. 

Greater Lyttonsville / Woodside

Crews continue construction of retaining walls and the installation of utilities along the alignment from Rock Creek to Talbot Avenue through February. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Long Branch

Barron Street remains one-way northbound, between Gilbert Place and Piney Branch Road through February. Residents will be able to make left and right hand turns from Barron Street onto Piney Branch Road. Local traffic will have access to Barron Street via Gilbert Street or Seek Lane. A work zone on Barron Street will be established to facilitate curb, sidewalk, and roadway reconstruction. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed. Access to the Foxhall Apartments parking lot will be maintained at all times. View detour here 

Long Branch

Crews implemented a long-term closure of Arliss Street between Piney Branch Road and Garland Avenue to allow crews to install utilities and construct the Purple Line's Long Branch Station. A temporary driveway has been constructed to the Flower Branch Apartments, and a detour for vehicles and pedestrians is in place. The Long Branch Library will be accessed by turning north on Flower Avenue and east on Plymouth Street. Please follow the posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through August 2024.  View detour here

Long Branch

The traffic shift on Piney Branch Road (MD 320) that places a work zone in the middle of the road between Garland Avenue and University Boulevard remains in effect. Two lanes are open during the evenings and overnight hours, while one lane of traffic is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. northbound and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. southbound. This configuration will remain in place through Summer 2024. Please follow all posted signage.

Long Branch

Crews continue work along Piney Branch Road (MD 320) from Greenwood Avenue to University Boulevard (MD 193) through February. Crews will be constructing walls and reconstructing the sidewalk and curbing. Pedestrian access will be maintained using temporary detours; please follow onsite signage. Access to driveways and businesses on will be maintained. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Long Branch

Crews continue work on the Plymouth Tunnel and the Manchester Place Station. Work will include construction of the concrete west portal at Wayne Avenue, utility work and preparation for track installation within the tunnel.  The work zone for the upper section of the Manchester Place Station located on Plymouth Street in Silver Spring will be accessed via Plymouth Street, residential parking will not be impacted.   Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Long Branch

Crews will continue work where Long Branch waterway crosses under Piney Branch Road to install  stormwater drainage systems and complete a new fish passage and other improvements. This work is expected to continue through February. Pedestrian walkways and access to the Long Branch Community Center will remain open during construction. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Riverdale Park

On or about March 4, 2024, work will begin at the intersection of East-West Highway and Kenilworth Avenue. The intersection will be closed from Friday night at 10 p.m. to Monday morning at 5 a.m. Additionally, the closure will occur nightly weekdays from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for approximately six weeks. Right-hand turn lanes will be open from East-West Highway and Kenilworth Avenue. Through traffic will be required to use the approved detours as detailed. This closure is required to safely install the Purple Line bridge from Kenilworth Avenue to the aerial Riverdale Park – Kenilworth station.   View traffic shift here

Riverdale Park

New: On or about February 16, 2024, crews will implement daily closures of 67th Avenue at Riverdale Road between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for approximately one week. Traffic will be detoured via Patterson Avenue to 66th Avenue. 67th Avenue will be opened at night for community access. Pease follow posted signage. View here

Riverdale Park

On or about February 26, 2024, Purple Line will open the new 64th Avenue between 63rd Avenue and Eastpine Drive. This will be a new signalized intersection providing access to Patterson Street from Riverdale Road. 

Riverdale Park

On or about February 26, 2024, Purple Line crews will close the intersection of Mustang Drive and Riverdale Road. Residences along Mustang Drive will be accessible via 64th Avenue and Patterson Street. This work is to facilitate the reconfiguration of Mustang Drive and the access to the Refreshing Springs commercial building as well as track installation. Pedestrian detours may be in place. Please follow posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Riverdale Park

On or about February 26, 2024, crews will permanently close 63rd Avenue at Riverdale Road (410). 63rd Avenue will be reconstructed as a cul-de-sac. Access to this community will be maintained via the new 64th Avenue signalized intersection. View here

Riverdale Park

Crews have implemented the closure of the eastbound shoulder on Riverdale Road from 63rd Avenue to Eastpine Drive. Pedestrian detours will be implemented for reconstruction of sidewalks. Please follow onsite signage to cross at signalized intersections and use the open sidewalk.

Riverdale Park

Crews implemented a long-term traffic shift on Riverdale Road (MD-410) between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Veterans Parkway to allow the construction of the Beacon Heights-East Pines Station. The travel lanes have been shifted to the north onto new pavement. Two lanes in each direction and pedestrian access will be maintained. View here

Riverdale Park

Crews have implemented the next phase of the long-term traffic shift on Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) from River Road to East-West Highway (MD 410), impacting the southbound travel lanes. A work zone in the middle lanes of Kenilworth Avenue has been established for the construction of a bridge leading to the new Riverdale Park-Kenilworth Station.  Access to businesses and resident's properties along with pedestrian access on Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) will be maintained. Street parking in work zones will be prohibited. Please follow posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed. View here

Riverdale Park

Work continues along Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) between River Road and the East-West Highway (MD 410) through February. Work includes stormwater drainage  installation and roadway work in preparation of track installation. Access to driveways, businesses and bus service will be maintained. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed. 

Riverdale Park

Crews continue work on the Purple Line adjacent River Road from the College Park Metro Station to Kenilworth Avenue through February. Pedestrian detours may occur intermittently.  Bus stops will not be impacted. Please follow posted signage.  Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Riverdale Park

Crews continue work on the Riverdale Park-Kenilworth elevated station located at the corner of Riverdale Road (MD 410) and Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) through January.  The work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed, weather permitting.  

Riverdale Park

Crews continue utility installation, track preparations and roadway work along eastbound Riverdale Road (MD 410) between Mustang Drive and  Eastpine Drive through February. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with periodic work, including lane closures during the overnight hours between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed, weather permitting. 

Riverdale Park

Crews continue work in the area of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Riverdale Road (MD 410) through February. Lane closures may be implemented on a daily basis.  The work will may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed, weather permitting.

Silver Spring

On or about February 2, 2024, crews will perform underground utility installations between the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library and Bonifant Street. Work will occur nightly, Friday-Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Work will occur overnight to maintain access to businesses directly adjacent to the work zone. Night work will be on an as needed basis through completion of this phase of work. 

Silver Spring

Crews continue work on the Wayne Avenue bridge over Sligo Creek, including foundations for the new bridge, concrete, and stream restoration. The work will may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and nights 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed, weather permitting through February.

Silver Spring

During the month of February, crews will be periodically working weekends and holiday breaks on the property of the Silver Spring International Middle School. This is required to avoid disruptions to students during school hours.  Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Silver Spring

Crews will implement periodic overnight lane closures and pedestrian detours on Colesville Road between Wayne Avenue and East-West Highway. At least one lane on Colesville Road will remain open in each direction. The overnight closures are required to safely complete work on the Purple Line elevated sections over Colesville Road. The work will occur between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. at periodic intervals through February. Please follow on-site signage.

Silver Spring

Crews continue utility work on Ramsey Avenue between Wayne Avenue and Bonifant Street. The utility work will require traffic shifts and periodic lane closures but will remain accessible at all times. Pedestrians will be directed to use the sidewalk on the east side of Ramsey Avenue. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed and expected to take through February.

Silver Spring

Crews continue work on the Purple Line’s Silver Spring Library station located at the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library. Access to the library and businesses surrounding the library including Bonifant Street will be maintained at all times. ADA-compliant pedestrian access will be maintained to and around the library via Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. Pedestrian pathways may change intermittently around the work zone; please follow on-site signage. Fencing has been installed to delineate the work zone to allow excavation, utility relocations, systems, and trackwork. Access to Bonifant Street will remain one-way, eastbound from Georgia Avenue. Construction may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through June 2024.

Silver Spring

Purple Line work will continue around the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center as crews continue construction of  the  Purple Line Station and the Mezzanine to the Metro and MARC stations.  ADA-compliant pedestrian access will be maintained with intermittent changes to walkways around the work zone; please follow on-site signage. Access to the transit Center will be maintained at all times around the Purple Line work zone. Construction may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 7 pm to 7 a.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Silver Spring

The long-term traffic configuration on Wayne Avenue (MD 595A) between Sligo Creek Parkway and Fenton Street, reducing the road to one lane in each direction remains in effect to allow for continued utility relocations, installation of stormwater systems and reconstruction of the curb, sidewalk, and roadway. Access to residents’ properties and driveways will be maintained, while street parking within the work zones is prohibited. Pedestrian access along Wayne Avenue will be maintained with at least one sidewalk open at all times. Please follow posted signage for pedestrian detours when applicable. Temporary lane closures will be implemented 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. while work in the area may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through June 2024. 

Silver Spring

The pedestrian detour for the Sligo Creek Trail and Sligo Cabin Neighborhood Park remains in effect around the work zone and the adjacent parking lot. Please follow posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through Spring 2024. 

Silver Spring

Crews continue utility work on Wayne Avenue (MD 594A) from Sligo Creek Parkway to Flower Avenue. Temporary lane closures may occur 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through February. Temporary sidewalk closures will occur as needed. 

Silver Spring

The long-term pedestrian detour remains in effect for the crosswalks across Georgia Avenue (MD 29) at Bonifant Street. Pedestrians will be directed to use the crosswalk located a block south at Thayer Avenue. Please follow posted signage for the pedestrian detour. Bonifant Street (East) will remain open to eastbound vehicular traffic and pedestrians. Access to all businesses along Bonifant Street will be maintained during construction.  Construction will continue Bonifant Street East and West through Summer 2024.  View detour here

Silver Spring

The long-term traffic pattern implemented on Bonifant (East) between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street remains in effect to reduce the road to a one-way eastbound street. Additional lane closures, reduced on-street parking, and intermittent sidewalk closures may also occur. Flagging operations may be utilized when needed. ADA-compliant pedestrian, vehicular, and business access will be maintained at all times. Work on Bonifant may take place 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed. 

Silver Spring

The long-term lane closure of Bonifant Street (west) between Ramsey Street and Georgia Avenue will remain in effect for construction. 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.

Silver Spring

Crews continue work on the Plymouth Tunnel and the Manchester Place Station through February. Work will include construction of the concrete west portal at Wayne Avenue, utility work and preparation for track installation within the tunnel.  The work zone for the upper section of the Manchester Place Station located on Plymouth Street in Silver Spring will be accessed via Plymouth Street, residential parking will not be impacted.   Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Silver Spring

Crews continue construction of walls and installation of utilities  adjacent to the CSX/Metro tracks between Talbot Avenue and the Silver Spring Transit Center.  Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed through February.

University Boulevard

On or about March 1, 2024, Purple Line crews will implement a new traffic pattern on University Boulevard E, from West Park Dr until Tulane Dr. Eastbound traffic on University Boulevard E will be pushed south over the newly completed Northwest Branch bridge. A work zone will be established between eastbound and westbound traffic on University Blvd to begin prep work for track and underground conduit installation. Work may take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., nights and weekends, as necessary. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Please follow all posted signage.

University Boulevard

Overnight utility relocation work continues across University Boulevard (MD 193) between Piney Branch Road (MD 320) and Adelphi Road through February. This periodic work will require temporary lane closures and may occur 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

Purple Line crews continue storm drain installation on the service road along westbound University Boulevard (MD 193) East between Merrimac Drive and Carroll Avenue. NO PARKING will be allowed on the service road for the duration of work. The service road will remain open for local access only.  Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

The long term lane closure for westbound University Boulevard (MD 193) between Carroll Avenue (MD 195) and Piney Branch Road (MD 320) remains in effect through February. Access to businesses and resident's properties along with pedestrian access on University Boulevard (MD 193) will be maintained. Please follow posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

The long term lane closure for westbound University Boulevard (MD 193) between West Park Drive and Merrimac Drive remains in effect through summer 2024. Access to businesses and resident's properties along with pedestrian access on University Boulevard (MD 193) will be maintained. Please follow posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

The long-term lane closure of the righthand eastbound turn lane from University Boulevard (MD 193) onto Riggs Road (MD 212) will continue through summer 2024. Turning vehicles will use the thru lane to turn during this phase. The closure will be implemented to facilitate ongoing storm drain installation and utility relocations. Please follow posted signage around the work zone. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

The long-term lane closure of the righthand eastbound turn lane from University Boulevard (MD 193) onto New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) will continue through summer 2024. Turning vehicles will use the thru lane to turn during this phase. The closure will be implemented to facilitate ongoing storm drain installation, utility relocations and the construction of a retaining wall. Please follow posted signage around the work zone. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

The long-term traffic switch on University Boulevard (MD 193) between Tulane Drive and 24th Avenue remains in effect through February. Two lanes in each direction and pedestrian access will be maintained, including a temporary channelized pedestrian pathway. The work zone facilitates the construction of the south bridge over the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River. Work includes demolition of the existing bridge, foundation work and concrete for the new bridge. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.

University Boulevard

On or about February 12, 2024, crews will implement a long-term left lane lane closure on University Boulevard westbound between Merrimac Drive and Carroll Avenue. This closure is to facilitate storm drain installation. This closure is estimated to last approximately two weeks. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., nights and weekends when necessary. Please follow all posted signage.

University Boulevard

The long-term lane closure for eastbound University Boulevard (MD 193) between Piney Branch Road (MD 320) and West Park Drive remains in effect through summer 2024. Access to businesses and resident's properties along with pedestrian access on University Boulevard (MD 193) will be maintained. Please follow posted signage. Work may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed.