Escalator Replacement Planned at Foggy Bottom Metro
The station nearest to Georgetown will be under construction beginning Jan. 24.
The Foggy Bottom- GWU metro station will see the installation of three new escalators and a canopy over head to protect the new units, Metro announced in a press release Wednesday morning. The station is the nearest blue and orange line station to Georgetown. Construction should begin Jan. 24.
The transit agency said "construction workers will remove one escalator from service at a time and have one unit going in the up direction and another unit going in the down direction." Unless one breaks, as they are want to do.
Metro admitted the inconvenience of the year long project, but Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said in the release, "after one year customers will benefit from three brand new escalators they can rely on.”