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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Metro rehabing Franconia-Springfield parking garage

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The parking garage at the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station in the Washington, D.C., area at the end of the Blue Line will undergo a major rehabilitation project beginning October 1, resulting in the temporary loss of up to 220 parking spaces during the 18- to 20-month project. 

The garage rehabilitation will take place in 12 phases and includes concrete, structural and electrical repairs of the 12-year-old facility, which opened in June 1997. Throughout the course of the rehabilitation project, approximately 220 of the 5,069 parking spaces will be unavailable.

There is modest deterioration of the bearing pads and metal connecters in the parking structure due to exposure from the elements and other materials such as salt, oil and antifreeze. Any portions of concrete that have deteriorated will be replaced and the entire structure will be treated with concrete sealant to extend the life of the concrete. Repairs will also be made, as needed, to electrical conduits and lighting fixtures. The parking spaces in the entire structure also will be restriped.

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