The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced the closure of the Rockville Metro Station pedestrian bridge through fall 2021 due to repairs.
The bridge, which connects the Rockville Metro Station to Downtown Rockville, is undergoing construction that starts on Monday and will take approximately seven months to complete, according to a WMATA press release.
The project may also impact accessible parking spaces in the station’s “west side Kiss & Ride area and will be temporarily relocated to the south section of the lot.” There will also be “loud noises and traffic/pedestrian detours” and evening and weekend work may occur.
WMATA reminds drivers to keep these changes in mind to ensure vehicles are not towed.
The pedestrian bridge was initially closed last summer due to safety concerns from damaged glass panels.
WMATA will provide a free shuttle bus service during Metrorail hours that will operate in five-to-10 minute intervals. The service is located between the Rockville Metrorail Station Bus Bay D (West Bus Loop) and Monroe Street at East Montgomery Avenue.
Additionally, pedestrian walkways are available to cross Rockville Pike at Park Road or Church Street.
Construction on the pedestrian bridge linking Rockville Town Center and the Rockville Metro Station over Rockville Pike is expected to begin March 1 and last about seven months, Metro said.https://t.co/RAKHqTy0Kg pic.twitter.com/Ats8ufDysd
— City of Rockville (@Rockville411) February 28, 2021