Report: Bethesda Metro Elevator Could Be Open Next Week
Escalator project to launch in early 2014; could take longer than eight months to complete, The Gazette reports.
The Bethesda Metro station elevator, which has been closed for a rehabilitation project since May, could be open by next week, The Gazette reports.
The project was initially expected to take four months. Metro crews ran into delays acquiring parts for the project, and new state elevator codes also contributed to the delay, according to the report.
Next up for the station? A replacement project for the station's oft-bemoaned escalators, expected to launch in early 2014.
The escalator replacement could take longer than the Dupont Circle escalator project, which spanned eight months, The Gazette reported.
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