Thursday, October 10, 2013

CTA awards $240 million contract for the Red Line 95th Street Terminal project

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) hired Walsh/II in One JV as its construction manager/general contractor to oversee the $240-million Red Line 95th Street Terminal project.

 

The project will expand and improve the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal and bring significant improvements to a bus and rail station that is a vital part of the South Side and serves about 20,000 customers each weekday.

The 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal is one of CTA's busiest, with 24-hour Red Line service and more than 1,000 CTA and Pace bus trips on a typical weekday. The current configuration does not have adequate capacity to efficiently serve customers. Construction on the new 95th Street Terminal will begin in the spring of 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016. Funding is provided through a variety of federal, state and local sources.

The current 95th Street Terminal will remain open during the project and the rail station portion of the terminal is scheduled to reopen on October 20, when the Red Line South branch is reopened following a five-month, $425-million project that rebuilt the 10-mile stretch into a new railroad. The new Red Line South, built on time and on budget, is expected to reduce round-trip commutes by as much as 20 minutes each day.

 

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