Phase 1 along Fairfax Drive is substantially completed with 4 new bus bays open to bus operations. The planter areas and other bus stop amenities, such as new shelter benches, light fixtures and more, will be installed and completed by the contractor in later phases of the project. Some of the bus shelters temporarily have repurposed benches, and these will be replaced with new benches in later phases of the project.
The new real-time bus arrival signage for the bus stops is being coordinated and procured by WMATA and is expected to be installed near the end of project; until then, temporary bus stop signage is in place.
The contractor has mobilized in the Phase 2 construction work zone along North Stuart Street. During the coming weeks, crews will be performing excavation to prepare the area for waterproofing work that will be performed by others.
Construction in Phase 2 will generally consist of upgrades to the transit bus area with new bus bays and bus stop amenities, plaza area improvements, and pedestrian crossing improvements along Stuart Street. Phase 2 work is expected to last several months into early 2022 before shifting to Phase 3.
Access to the building properties and the Metro station entrance are being maintained.
Bus stop changes during Phase 2
Bus stops A, B, C and D along North Stuart Street and bus stop J on North Stafford Street are closed during the project’s second phase of construction. Bus service is routed to newly opened bus stops on Fairfax Drive and to temporary bus stops on the west side of North Stuart Street.
See the flyers below for a bus stop relocation map: