The environmental assessment of the new Wilson Transfer Station Project will be available for review at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Uplift Community High School, 900 W. Wilson.
The release and public comment period of the environmental assessment for the project – with construction set to being sometime this year – is another step in the construction process. View the document, and email comments by Feb. 26.
The CTA says the project would replace the existing facility to include these improvements:
- Longer and wider platforms to serve current and future ridership demand and to allow easy and convenient transfers between the Red and Purple Lines.
- Three new station entrances/exits to capture more riders.
- Modern station amenities including wider stairwells, new escalators and elevators, new energy-efficient lighting, over 100 security cameras, new signage, additional bike parking, and modern steel framed translucent, polycarbonate canopies.
- Features that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design standards – two of the three new station entrances/exits would be ADA accessible with elevator access, Braille signage, wheelchair-accessible fare gates and ramps.
- Street level enhancements including removal of some “L” columns from Broadway to improve the vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle environment; construction of a new station house; and restoration of the terra cotta exterior of the 1923 Gerber Building.
- Track structure redesign and reconstruction to improve efficiency and safety of transit operations and maintenance.
(All photos courtesy of CTA.)