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September 7, 2017

Wash. Monument to get $10M upgrades

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument is modernizing its elevator and getting a permanent area for safety checks and visitor screenings.

The Washington Post reports the National Park Service said Tuesday it awarded a contract for the more than $10 million project to a Maryland construction company following a months-long process. Officials say the monument is expected to reopen in spring 2019 after reliability issues with the elevator caused it to close in August 2016.

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