As a matter of safety and improving the transit experience for our customers and all our state’s citizens, the Maryland Transit Administration works continuously to maintain and improve our infrastructure and facilities statewide. Here are some of the projects we’re working on currently and those that are most likely to have an impact on the traveling public.
Rogers Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Replacement
DESCRIPTION: Construction is almost complete on the replacement of the pedestrian bridge at the Rogers Avenue Metro Subway Station. The bridge provides access to the station from the parking lot, and its replacement is part of the agency’s efforts to maintain its facilities in a state of good repair. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled to be complete in early 2024.
IMPACT: Rogers Avenue Metro Subway station will remain open for service throughout the bridge replacement project. During construction, the bus loading and off-loading areas will be relocated to the west side of the station. Riders are asked to follow pedestrian access signs to safely access the station and bus areas. ADA access has been established on the south side of the station. Elevator and escalator access to the track platform will also be maintained.
Mondawmin Elevator Replacement
DESCRIPTION: Construction on the replacement of both elevators at Mondawmin Metro Subway station. The new elevators, with their capacity to more reliably handle bicycles, strollers, scooters and the entire range of ADA requirements, have long been recognized within the agency as an important element in delivering a quality transit experience. Elevators are scheduled to be open in early 2024.
IMPACT: During the construction period, elevators that carry passengers from the street to the mezzanine level and then to the platform will remain closed. Station escalators will remain operational. Riders needing elevator access can use either the West Cold Spring Metro Subway station and connect with LocalLink 82 to Mondawmin with service operating every 30 – 50 minutes, or the Penn-North Metro Subway station connecting with either the LocalLink 85 or the CityLink Lime to Mondawmin with service operating every 15 – 30 minutes. The manned Customer Information kiosk located at the Mondawmin Metro Subway Station remains out of service until project completion.
Metro System-Wide Door Repairs
DESCRIPTION: Metro Subway is repairing or replacing doors, frames and hardware at 14 stations: Owings Mills, Old Court, Milford Mill, Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue, West Cold Spring, Mondawmin, Penn North, Upton Avenue, State Center/Cultural Center, Lexington Market, Charles Center, Shot Tower Marketplace & Johns Hopkins.
IMPACT: Work will be taking place during peak and off-peak hours depending on accessibility of area, and to minimize any impacts to riders. Work began at Johns Hopkins station in early August 2023 and is progressing north as they complete work at each station. The contractor will be painting at all above ground stations and installing door signage at Johns Hopkins and Shot Tower Stations. Work at Charles Center will begin in February 2024 then move to Owings Mills, Johns Hopkins and Shot Tower.
Metro Milford Mill Station Platform Repairs:
DESCRIPTION: Repair the concrete on the Milford Mill Metro Station passenger platform. The work includes installation and maintenance of pedestrian safety measures, removal of deteriorated concrete, placement of new concrete and replacement of existing concrete expansion joints.
IMPACT: The station will be open and trains will be in service throughout the construction period. Pedestrian signage will be in place regarding access to all stairs, escalators and elevators. Single tracking may occur for short periods during revenue hours. All work is weather permitting since this is an outside project.
Drainage Repairs, Church Lane in Cockeysville, MD
DESCRIPTION: Three standard type ‘S’ Double Grate inlets and associated storm drainpipes will be installed at the end of Church Lane in Cockeysville, MD. The work is adjacent to the light rail tracks and is approximately five feet away from the curb. The new storm drain system will connect to the existing storm drain system that flows under the MTA Light Rail tracks. The work also includes removal and disposal of sediment and vegetation adjacent to the curb and reconstruction of asphalt pavement. The existing guardrail will also be replaced. Work also includes mulch removal and disposal.
IMPACT: Parking for business employees on Church Lane will be impacted since the area will be off limits to parking. There will be no impact to traffic flow.
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