Pentagon City on the west side of South Hayes Street at 12th Street South
At their Feb. 20, 2021, meeting, the County Board approved a contract to W.M. Schlosser Company, Inc. for the construction of the Pentagon City Metro Station second elevator.
Construction is anticipated to start in spring 2021, with completion in spring 2022.
About the Project
The Pentagon City Metrorail Station provides access to multiple retail, government and commercial office buildings and is a transfer point for regional and local transit buses and numerous private bus services. Currently, passengers needing to use a street elevator to access the station must enter or exit on the east side of South Hayes Street.
Construction of a second elevator on the west side of South Hayes Street, near the existing west side escalator, will improve access for patrons making transit connections and for Pentagon City retail customers and tourists. It also will provide redundancy for this station entrance when one elevator is out of service for any reason. The project includes improving the appearance of the existing elevator on the east side of South Hayes Street to make it look more contemporary and visible to customers.
In 2010 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) completed, at Arlington’s request, a Feasibility Study of adding an elevator at the Pentagon City Metrorail Station, in anticipation of streetscape enhancements planned in the vicinity.
The construction contract is authorized for approximately $6.5 million, including contingency. The contract is funded by federal, state and local sources.