Dupont Circle Metro entrance to close this week

Signs at the Dupont Circle Metro station have started warning riders of the impending entrance closure. (WTOP/Adam Tuss)

Tim Bracken, wtop.com

Starting this Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Dupont Circle South entrance will be closed to replace all three escalators leading into and out of the station.

While the work is taking place, customers are advised to use:

  • Dupont Circle Q Street entrance, located one block north of Dupont Circle
  • Farragut North L Street entrance, located at the corner of L Street NW & Connecticut Avenue NW

While the work is ongoing:

  • The north entrance of the station will remain open and elevators adjacent to north entrance will remain available. Or consider using Farragut North’s L Street entrance
  • Escalator mechanics will be on call to quickly address any mechanical issues at the station’s north entrance
  • Metro staff will be on-site at the station for customer assistance

Metro says that these escalators are the least reliable in their system, and the full replacement of the escalators will require the use of a crane and other heavy equipment, so safe public access won’t be possible while the work is ongoing.

The closure will be in place for at least eight months. Check out video posted by Metro here.

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