Town News


Posted on: July 29, 2022

Purple Line Construction Updates

Temporary Lane Closures on Connecticut Avenue
Work continues on the Light Rail Bridge over Connecticut Avenue during the month of December. Temporary lane closures may be implemented on Connecticut Avenue between Chevy Chase Lake Drive and Laird Place. One lane will be closed during daytime hours, and up to two lanes will be closed overnight. Lane closures will occur during non-peak hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

Work Continues on Noise Walls Adjacent to the Town
Crews continue construction of noise walls adjacent to the Town in the area near East-West Highway. Work may take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

Long-Term Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue at Elm Street
Crews have resumed work at the future Purple Line Bethesda Metro Station located at Elm Street and Wisconsin Avenue. A long-term lane closure of the southbound right lane of Wisconsin Avenue at Elm Street will continue through completion of the station construction to facilitate a work zone buffer and construction access. Pedestrians will need to use the signed pedestrian detour to access the northbound side of Wisconsin Avenue. Work will occur in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays and weekends, as needed.

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

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