Some Metro riders believe that the $12 million project, which began in February, isn’t being done as efficiently as possible. Even some subway experts say the timetable seems excessive.
The center escalators are shown dismantled at the south entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro station. Metro is replacing its aging escalators at the Dupont station, which will involve work lasting at least until October. The work has already begun and Metro says that the new escalators will improve safety, maintainability and dependability. There are three 220-foot escalators that have to be replaced at the south entrance to the station. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo