The Rhode Island Avenue station reopened Sunday, restoring normal service to the Red Line during the holiday weekend, Metro officials said.
Metro closed the station after chunks of concrete ceiling fell to the ground in two incidents last week. Initiall, Metro had said the station would remain closed through the weekend.
In a statement released just before noon Sunday, officials said engineers reviewed the soundness of the mezzanine ceiling that had crumbled and completed “extensive structural inspections and remediation efforts” at the station.
Engineers concluded that the ceiling contained several “areas of loose concrete” that probably deteriorated from exposure to the environment. However, the incidents did not reveal any “structural concerns” that could be dangerous to the public, they said.
Nevertheless, inspectors installed debris-catching netting across the entire length of the station as a precaution, the statement said. Broader inspections will continue in the coming weeks to find a longer-term solution to the problem.