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On Thursday, transit officials proposed shutting down the Grosvenor-Strathmore, Medical Center and Bethesda stations for 14 weekends starting in the summer or fall of 2016 in order to repair near-constant leaking issues.

The closure decision was a choice between shutting down the stations for five straight weeks, or shutting them down for 14 consecutive weekends.

ABC 7 News spoke with some Bethesda commuters Thursday to get their opinions.

It's going to be an inconvenience, but I don't see any better solution at this point, said commuter Donald Borenstein. I think shutting it down during the work week would be even worse.

Metro does plan to run buses along the stretch during the closures, officials said.

Running all those buses is going to be more traffic on the street, and a lot of us are going to choose to drive rather than commute, commuter Lucy Brown thinks.

Metro estimates the project - which will involve installing a precast concrete archway in the tunnel outside the Medical Center station to stop the water leaks - will cost about .2 million.

Most of the work will happen underground. It will involve installing the concrete archway, power washing the tunnel, sealing minor cracks, replacing rusted equipment and installing a drain pipe, officials said.


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