Wednesday, January 07, 2015
BETHESDA METRO ESCALATOR REPLACEMENT UPDATE (PHOTOS)
One escalator is operating in each direction next to the one being replaced. A guard is on duty, as if a breakdown should occur on the remaining escalators, the station would have to close until it is fixed. KONE is the contractor replacing the 106' escalator.
The project, which began in October, is expected to take 42 weeks to complete, according to WMATA. Then the other two will be replaced, one at a time, and the whole project will be completed by September 2016.