North Avenue Rising Spring 2020 Construction Update

North Avenue Rising Spring 2020 Construction Update

Corridor Construction Updates
North Avenue Rising construction is moving forward as scheduled since state and federal guidelines designate transportation as an essential and critical function. Crews continue to wear personal protective equipment and practice social distancing during daily construction work, including new lighting and traffic signal installation, sidewalk replacement, and tree pit and roadway repair preparation. Going forward, our construction crews will also start working on Saturdays to accelerate our progress during this period when there are fewer cars on the road and traffic impacts can be reduced.

View the most recent construction schedule updates here


Penn-North Metro Subway Link Station Repairs
Starting on Monday, April 27, 2020, the elevators at the Penn-North Metro Station will be out of service as they are replaced with new elevators. We expect that the closure could last up to seven months, and in the meantime customers in need of ADA assistance can use the elevators at Upton or Mondawmin Metro Stations and connect back via CityLink Lime or LocalLink 85. For more information, please call the Transit Information Contact Center at (410) 539-5000 for additional wayfinding options.

Starting later this spring, construction crews will also be making phased repairs to the street-level entrances (also known as “head-houses”) at the Penn-North Metro Station. There will be times when either the entrance at the northeast corner or the southwest corner will be closed but there will always be at least one entrance open.

Finally, we are hoping that at some point this summer we will be able to provide more updates about the process for developing the public art project to be installed by local artist Megan Lewis and Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Stay In Touch (Remotely)!
We recognize the impact the COVID-19 public health crisis has had on Baltimore, and we understand the difficult adjustments everyone has made in their daily lives. For the most up-to-date information about transit service, please visit MDOT MTA’s Coronavirus Update page at, and for general coronavirus information, you can visit the pages maintained by Baltimore City at and the State of Maryland at


Our team must discontinue in-person outreach because of the Stay at Home order, but we continue to update the website and project hotline number (443) 317-9793 with the most recent construction impact information every week. We will use email ([email protected]) and phone (443) 317-9793 to stay connected in the meantime and we encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.