Purple Line work began this week on the future Silver Spring Library station at the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library. Walls and fencing were installed and PurpleLineMD has made it clear that access to the library & businesses on Bonifant St will always be maintained throughout the construction phase (photographs below).
ADA-compliant pedestrian access will be maintained to and around the library via Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. Pedestrian pathways will change intermittently around the work zone; please follow on- site signage. Fencing will be installed to delineate the work zone immediately followed by excavation, utility relocations, systems, and trackwork. Access to Bonifant Street will remain one-way, eastbound from Georgia Avenue. Construction may occur 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays and weekends, as needed through December 2023. Please note that weather and unforeseen conditions may impact work schedule. Featured photo shows rendering of completed station.