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Van Dorn and Franconia-Springfield Metro closures planned next year

A Metro train headed toward the Van Dorn Metro station (staff photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria was spared Metro construction work this summer, but could see closures and delays on the Blue Line next year.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said in a release that Blue Line construction is expected sometime in summer 2025 from the Franconia-Springfield Metro station to the King Street Metro station.

The Van Dorn Street and Franconia-Springfield Metro stations will be closed, according to WMATA, while the train control system, signal systems, and other systems are upgraded.

The exact date of the closures is still to be determined, but WMATA said it’s likely to last approximately three weeks.

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