Monday, December 03, 2012

CTA Red North Station Interim Improvement work more than 80 percent complete

On Friday, Nov. 30, Chicago Transit Authority Red Line trains resumed serving the Lawrence station, bringing the Red Line Interim Improvement Project to 80 percent complete.

The station is the sixth of seven stations to undergo a six-week temporary closure as part of the Red Line North Interim Improvement project.

Crews are expected to continue addressing other project details in and around the station over the next several weeks. Once all work is complete, customers and neighbors can expect to see several enhancements to the Lawrence station including:

Interior station improvements: reconfiguration of the station layout for improved circulation; new station floor finish, lighting and signage; replacement of the station ceiling and canopies over fare vending machines; added exit-only turnstile and luggage gate entrance/exit and a new stainless steel exterior finish for the existing CA booth.

Platform improvements: new platform foundations, wooden decking, fixture and furnishings and a refurbished canopy structure.

Exterior station improvements: large-scale pigeon deterrence efforts throughout the station and adjacent viaducts; replacement of the chain-link fence with a wrought iron fence; new lighting; sidewalk repairs and new outdoor bike racks.

Viaduct repairs: repainting of the entire bridge structure; concrete repairs, painting and sealing/coating of the viaduct and upgraded lighting under the viaduct.

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