The four CTA Red Line stations north of Wilson are in line for complete reconstruction - including elevators - as early as 2017, according to a Tribune report.
Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr will be rebuilt along with the crumbling elevated structure and deteriorating track at a cost of about $1.13 billion. That funding has not yet been secured, but the Tribune notes:
The Federal Transit Administration recently listed the CTA’s Red-Purple Modernization project as the first project eligible for a new pot of money under the so-called “core capacity’’ program, which is aimed at improving older transit lines in the U.S.
Certainly construction of this magnitude will take a long time, and no doubt require station closures. But bully for the CTA to think big and move ahead with part of its Red-Purple Modernization project. More to come on this.
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