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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Purple Line Updates

Temporary Noise Waiver for the Bethesda Metro Station
Beginning on or about August 8, 2022, the Purple Line will restart operations at the Bethesda Metro Station located at Elm Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Nighttime activities may include light power tool operations, removal of excavated materials by truck, unloading of trucks delivering construction materials and concrete, and crane operations. This work is part of the Purple Line Project and nighttime construction is designed to minimize traffic congestion and increase pedestrian safety. The work is scheduled to begin in early August and continue for an extended period. Work may take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights but may be extended to other nights, as needed.

A Temporary Noise Waiver is in the process of being reviewed for these activities.  For more information, please review the noise waiver here. Comments can be made to the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. Instructions and contact information are located on the noise waiver page.

Long-Term Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue at Elm Street
On or about August 25, 2022, crews will institute a long-term lane closure of the southbound right lane of Wisconsin Avenue at Elm Street to allow vehicles to access the Purple Line Bethesda Station work zone. The closure will be in place until the completion of the work at the station. 

Alignment-Wide Maintenance
Landscape, erosion and sediment control, and site maintenance along the Purple Line alignment will be conducted on an as needed basis from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends.

For more information on the Purple Line project, including current construction activities, please visit

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