- Arlington is about to start blasting for the project to add new elevators to the Rosslyn Metro entrance. (Photo: TBD Staff)
It's time to start blasting big holes in the ground for the Rosslyn Metro station's new high-speed elevator project, meaning that there will be planned nightly blasting between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for the next couple of months. North Moore Street, as well as the existing elevators and two of the escalators leading into the station, will have to be closed during the blasts, according to an alert from Arlington County.
Notification of the nighttime blasts will come in the form of amber blinking lights as a five minute warning and red blinking lights as a one minute warning. The "all-clear" will be marked by a green flashing light.
The Rosslyn station improvement project include a new entrance to the Rosslyn Metro station via three high speed elevators located on the block between North Moore and North Lynn Street across from the existing entrance, as well as a new underground mezzanine level with fare gates, ticket machines, and a station operator's booth.