U Street escalator replacement & entrance closure to begin April 3, 2017

Advisory Effective: 3/8/17 - 8/30/17

U Street Station 13th St entrance

On April 3, 2017, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the two entrance escalators at the 13th & U Street entrance of U Street station. The project will replace the current escalators, which were installed when the station opened and have exceeded their useful life, with brand new escalators that are more durable and reliable. Metro's contractor, KONE, will install the new escalators as part of our ongoing project to replace more than 130 escalators across the Metrorail system by the end of the decade.

How will this work affect my trip?

U Street station has two entrances providing access to the station. During this replacement the 13th & U Street escalators entrance will close. The 10th & U Street entrance and elevator will remain in service during construction.

How long will the project take?

This escalator replacement is expected to take about 6 months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation and testing.

How can I stay informed about the project?

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Stay informed by visiting this page or calling Customer Service at (202) 637-7000