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Mon Aug 28, 2017, 12:06 PM

Purple Line Groundbreaking Scheduled for Monday

Purple Line Groundbreaking Scheduled for Monday

Gov. Larry Hogan and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will participate in the event that takes place in Prince George's County


Published: 2017.08.24 11:43

Updated - 3 p.m. - Dirt will soon begin to fly on the Purple Line construction project.

Gov. Larry Hoganís office notified Montgomery County late Wednesday night that it has scheduled a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Monday in the Hyattsville area in Prince Georgeís County.

The Purple Line would connect Bethesda to New Carrollton in Prince Georgeís County along a 16.2-mile route east to west route. It will be built under a 36-year, $5.6 billion contract the state signed last year with a private team of construction and finance companies known as Purple Line Transit Partners.

Here's the alignment. They're going to route this right through the campus of the University of Maryland?


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