CTA Invites Customers and Community Members to Attend Thursday Evening Open House for the Wilson Reconstruction Project

October 10, 2012
Public feedback sought on proposed station renderings
 
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) reminds customers and community members that it is hosting an open house meeting tomorrow regarding the proposed reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line transfer station. To assist CTA in finalizing project details, customers, residents and community members will be able to view proposed station renderings, learn more about the project and offer feedback at the following meeting: 
 
Thursday, October 11
Harry S. Truman College – Main Lobby
1145 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(Facility is accessible to people with disabilities)
 
The $203 million Wilson Reconstruction project will be the second-largest CTA station reconstruction project currently planned – second to the proposed 95th Street Red Line Terminal – and will result in a completely rebuilt, modern and accessible transfer station between Red and Purple lines.
 
The current scope of work includes restoration of the terra cotta exterior from the historic 1923 Gerber Building; a rebuilt stationhouse with elevators and other modern amenities; new transfer platforms; and structural and viaduct work. Demolition work is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2013 with construction continuing through 2015.
 
The Wilson Reconstruction project is part of CTA’s Red Ahead program, a $1 billion comprehensive initiative to maintain, modernize and expand the Red Line – Chicago’s most-traveled rail line. Collectively, these projects are part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city – and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.
 
For more information and to see station renderings visit transitchicago.com/wilson.
 
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