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Repairs to the Silver Spring Transit Center are scheduled to start next week and should be done by the end of 2014.
The latest analysis of the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center says that problems in design and construction were apparent as early as 2010 "but were not effectively addressed."
Metro will take on the Silver Spring Transit Center, but only after repairs ensure that the $120 million dollar project, years overdue, is safe.
The Silver Spring Transit Center is overdue and over budget, and a new independent analysis says that the cracks in the concrete at the center are more of a problem than originally thought.
The extent of repairs and reinforcements needed to the steel beams that form the Silver Spring Transit Center will determine when the facility will open. And Montgomery County officials don't know yet what changes will be required.
Montgomery County Council members questioned the cost and the ongoing construction problems that have held up the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center during a briefing Tuesday on the long-delayed and over-budget facility.
The opening of the troubled, $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center likely won't occur until next summer because weather conditions are idling the application of a 2-inch layer of latex-modified concrete needed to reinforce weak spots on the center's second and third levels.
Contractors for the Silver Spring Transit Center say the summer of 2014 is the earliest the project could be ready to operate, and county officials seem to concede that's the case.
Montgomery County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority continue to disagree over repairs to the $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center.
It sounds pretty ominous: "We have a structure that is cracking and continues to crack and that is a problem."
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