Arlington Cemetery Canopy Installation

Advisory Effective: 6/1/23 - 6/1/25

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On June 5, 2023, Metro began a major capital project to install two canopies above the station escalators at Arlington Cemetery. One canopy will be installed at the station’s north entrance on the north side of Memorial Drive, and one canopy will be installed at the station’s south entrance on the south side of Memorial Drive.

Metro is installing canopies as part of an ongoing project to replace or install nine canopies across the Metrorail system by 2026. Canopies shield customers and escalators from weather conditions, helping to protect the life, longevity, and reliability of our escalators.

How will this work affect my trip?
Work on both the north and south canopies will take place during non-revenue hours. Throughout construction, both entrances and the two elevators on the north side of Memorial Drive that service both sides of the platform will remain open.

How long will the project take?
Work to install a canopy at the south entrance will begin February 2024 and will continue through the end of the year. Work to install a canopy at the north entrance will begin summer 2024 and will continue through spring 2025.

Completed Activities
The north entrance was closed from June 2023 through December 2023 for work to prepare for the installation of a new canopy. The preparation work included surveying the existing station concrete, installing anchor bolts, and demolishing and replacing a section of the wall around the station entrance.

How can I stay informed about the project?
Additional information can be found on the Escalator, Canopy and Elevator project page. Customers are also encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text or email messages to receive project updates and service information or contact Customer Service at 202-637-7000 with additional questions.