The Red Line’s Clark/Division subway station is finally getting a much-needed upgrade.
No doubt much of the extra cost on the $102.5 million Clark /Division project is attributable to adding a second accessible entrance and mezzanine at LaSalle Street. Columnist Jon Hilkevitch reports that the LaSalle portion of the work will begin first and take about three years to complete.
The project will be managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation, which hopes to begin construction next year. The rehab will be funded through the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program.
The massive project includes making the station accessible with elevators and renovating the mezzanine and dark, dank platform.
When completed in 2016 or 2017, there would be only two Red Line stations not accessible between Addison in Wrigleyville and Jackson in the Loop: North/Clybourn and Monroe.