BLUE LINE STATION ENTRANCE AT KEDZIE CLOSING JULY 17 FOR RECONSTRUCTION

July 14, 2000
07/14/00

The Kedzie entrance to the CTA's Kedzie-Homan station on the Forest Park (Congress) branch of the Blue Line will be closed at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, so the ramp to the platform can be rebuilt to provide for accessibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. During this time all customers will enter and leave the station at the Homan entrance, which will not be affected by construction.

While the Kedzie entrance is closed, CTA's #52 Kedzie/California buses will be detoured to serve the station entrance at Homan. Northbound #52 buses will turn west from Kedzie at Congress and stop for Blue Line riders on Congress at Homan before returning to Kedzie via Homan and Jackson. Southbound #52 buses will turn west on Congress, go south on Homan, and stop for Blue Line riders eastbound on Harrison on their way back to Kedzie.

The Kedzie-Homan station project is part of a $60.4 million program to improve 21 stations throughout the CTA system. The improvements are intended to extend the useful life of the facilities and make them more attractive to customers and more convenient for people with disabilities. The Homan entrance will be improved when the work at the Kedzie entrance is completed. The work at both entrances is expected to be completed in about three months.

Besides rebuilding the ramp to the platform, the project will include brighter lighting and upgraded communications equipment, such as a new audio-visual public address system that uses text messages to alert customers about train arrivals, delays, special events and other travel information.

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