L'Enfant Plaza Escalator Replacement

Advisory Effective: 5/9/22 - 11/25/22

On May 9, 2022, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the three entrance escalators located at L’Enfant Plaza’s Maryland Avenue and 7th Street SW entrance. The project will replace the current escalators with brand-new ones that are more durable and reliable. Metro’s contractor KONE will install the escalators as part of an ongoing project to replace 130 escalators across the Metrorail system by 2028, helping to ensure the regional infrastructure remains in a state of good repair.  

How will this work affect my trip? 

The Maryland Avenue entrance will be closed for approximately seven months. During the closure, all three escalators, the surrounding granite and a beam will be replaced. The two other entrances, and the elevator will remain open. 

How long will the project take? 

The replacement of all three entrance escalators is expected to take approximately seven months for site preparation, demolition, construction, installation, and testing. 

How can I stay informed about the project? 

Additional information can be found on the Escalator, Canopy and Elevator project page. Customers are also encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts text or email messages to receive project updates and service information or contact Customer Service at 202-637-7000 with additional questions.