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 Passerelle Replacement
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the removal of the existing pedestrian bridge at Rogers Avenue Metro Station and construction of the replacement pedestrian bridge. The work involves: Removal of the existing Passerelle superstructure and portions of the existing substructure (existing foundations to remain),fabrication/delivery/installation of a fabricated pedestrian steel truss bridge with impressed current cathodic protection system in the deck, installation of fabricated architectural roof system and cladding components, associated electrical, utility, storm water drainage, and maintenance of traffic work.
IMPACT: Passerelle remains out of service. Bus loop has been closed and alternate bus loop has been established in the commuter parking lot on the north side of Rogers Avenue. A walkway has been established for pedestrians to be directed into the station from the temporary bus loop, both entering and exiting the stations. ADA access has been established on the south side of the station. ADA patrons must walk from the north side of the station to the south side of the station to access the area. Barriers have been constructed in the public areas to protect the work area and the public from exposure to construction hazards. Patron alerts, ADA access signage, station notifications, and social medial notifications are in place via other departments. Impacts will last through early 2024.
Mondawmin Elevator Replacement
DESCRIPTION: This contract is for the construction, removal, and replacement of two elevators at Mondawmin Metro Station including any equipment that has outlived its useful life and a redesign of both elevator enclosures.
IMPACT: Elevators 01 & 02 remain out of service; reopening date to be determined. Barriers have been constructed in the public areas to protect the work area and the public from exposure to construction hazards. Patrons alerted of elevators closures via signage, station notifications, and social media. Patrons needing ADA access should utilize the Metro West Cold Spring Station. There are fixed bus route services from Metro West Cold Spring Station and Metro Penn North Station for patrons to get to and from Mondawmin Station. The manned information kiosk located at the Mondawmin Metro Station remains out of service until project completion.
Metro System-Wide Door Repairs
DESCRIPTION: This Contract is for the replacement or repair of MTA metro station doors, frames and associated door hardware as indicated in the contract documents at 14 metro 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: The contractor will be working during revenue and non-revenue hours depending on accessibility of area, and to minimize any impacts to operations. No impacts to Metro Service with minor to no impacts to patrons in and around the affected stations (i.e. foot traffic of contractor bringing construction materials to the work area, etc.) Contractor began work at Johns Hopkins station in early August 2023 and will move north as they complete work at each station.
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Laurel MARC Station Closure
DESCRIPTION: The Laurel MARC Train Station will be closed through Monday October 30, 2024 to expedite a project replacing both platforms, stairs and ramps at the station. The project is being undertaken to optimize safety for riders during and after construction, with passenger convenience a primary consideration in scheduling the work simultaneously on both platforms. While this approach necessitates the temporary closing of the station, it will enable the station to return to full service in less than half the time it would take to repair one platform at a time.
IMPACT: Riders can access the Camden Line at Muirkirk or Savage MARC stations and Penn Line riders can access the Odenton or Bowie State University stations. Commuter Bus Route 305 and Route 315 from the Scaggsville and Burtonsville park and ride lots into Washington, D.C. These commuter bus routes will honor MARC tickets during the Laurel station closure. WMATA Bus 89M stops at several locations in downtown Laurel – a circle of Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue), Main Street and 7th Street – on its route to the Greenbelt Metro and MARC station. WMATA buses honor MARC weekly and monthly passes. Riders can transfer to a Camden Line train or WMATA Metrorail (appropriate Metrorail fare required). RTA Route 409 from a stop along Route 1/Baltimore Avenue at the Laurel MARC station to the Savage MARC station