Demolition of the platform canopy at Rockville Metrorail Station is underway
Published: September 30, 2021 | En Español
Timeline graphic showing demolition phase of construction
The Rockville platform canopy has protected customers from sun, rain and snow throughout the years, which has led to progressive corrosion and deterioration. When Shady Grove and Rockville stations closed on Sept. 11 to fully replace the canopy at Rockville Station, construction crews immediately started preparing for demolition.
- To protect the existing station platform, which remains in great shape, temporary flooring was installed over the platform and Metrorail tracks, while electrical equipment such as closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and speakers were permanently removed from the canopy. New CCTV cameras and speakers will be installed in the new canopy as part of this project.
- Once prep work was completed, crews began demolishing the 300-foot-long platform canopy and skylight—in three concrete spans—using a remote-controlled demolition machine. This machine creates a safer work environment because it can be controlled away from the work zone and keeps workers safe from falling concrete.
Concrete debris from canopy
- To date, Span 1 and 2 are demolished. When crews finish demolishing the remaining concrete span and columns, the project will move into the next phase of construction—steel beam installation. These beams will form the structure for the new canopy.
- Rehabilitating the Rockville Park & Ride to provide customers with safer and more accessible parking.
- Building a new staircase in the Shady Grove mezzanine to improve customer access to the station.