Planners: Purple Line to Run Down Middle of Kenilworth Avenue
The change would spare many of the businesses originally slated to be torn down.
State transit planners say the Purple Line is now slated to run down the middle of Kenilworth Avenue as it crosses through Riverdale Park rather than hugging the west edge of the street, the Washington Post reports.
The change would spare many the businesses located on that side of the road, which had faced partial or full condemnation.
The new design would require trains running along the 16-mile light rail corridor to cross the southbound lanes of Kenilworth Avenue at River Road.
Maryland Transit Administration officials will discuss the changes and other aspects of the Riverdale Park station during a public meeting 7 p.m. tonight at Riverdale Park Town Hall (5008 Queensbury Rd.).