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Metro announces two Red Line stations in DC to close for 45 days later this year

Two of Metro's Red Line stations will completely close for 45 days straight later this year as part of a "capital project" to finish repairs, officials announced Tuesday. (Photo: ABC7)

Two of Metro's Red Line stations will completely close for 45 days straight later this year as part of a "capital project" to finish repairs, officials announced Tuesday.

Both the Rhode Island Avenue station and the Brookland station will be closed for service from Saturday, July 21-Labor Day, Monday, September 3, Metro officials wrote in a press release.

"Immediately following All-Star Week, Metro will return to Rhode Island Avenue Station to complete necessary structural repair work that begun during SafeTrack," The press release wrote. "Rhode Island Avenue Station was closed on an emergency basis in 2016 when concrete fell from the aerial structure. Metro engineers stabilized the structure and advanced as much remediation work as possible during a SafeTrack surge in 2016. This 45-day project will allow crews to complete structural repairs at Metro's oldest outdoor station, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station."
"Shuttle buses provide service between Fort Totten, Brookland, Rhode Island Ave, and NoMa-Gallaudet stations," The release continued. "Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Shady Grove & NoMa-Gallaudet and between Fort Totten & Glenmont."
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