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WMATA completes summer trackwork


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) workers had a busy summer. They spent the season completing maintenance-of-way (MOW) and track rehabilitation projects after the board approved spending $4.3 million on MOW.

WMATA recently replaced 27 switches on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The authority soon will replace switches at the East Falls Church and Braddock Road Metrorail stations.

WMATA also installed 11,117 feet of continuous-welded rail and 3,940 feet of other rail throughout the system; cleaned track bed and tunnels; and rehabilitated 10 piers at the Dunn Loring rail bridge and 14 piers at the Grosvenor-Strathmore rail bridge.

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