The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is planning on conducting repair and renovation work on the Orange Line in Virginia and the Green Line in Maryland in summer of 2020.
D.C. Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld didn’t give details about next summer’s project, saying that he wants to focus on the current works at the moment. However, more details are expected to be revealed by Metro in September or October, according to WTOP.
The construction works will take place on the Vienna end of the Orange Line in Virginia and the stations north of Fort Totten to Greenbelt on the Green Line in Maryland.
The ongoing shutdowns on six stations, south of Reagan National Airport, on the Blue and Yellow Lines are scheduled to be ended on September 8.
These stations are the Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn Street, Huntington, Eisenhower Avenue, King Street and Braddock Road stations. The closure that started on May 25 has been the longest total track shutdown in the history of D.C. Metro, causing thousands of people to resort to alternative ways of commuting. It is the first stage of a three-year platform reconstruction project.