CTA to Host Open House for Wilson Reconstruction Project

October 2, 2012
Public feedback sought on proposed station renderings
 
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will host an open house meeting to display renderings of the proposed reconstructed Wilson Red Line station to gather public input on project details. The $203 million Wilson Reconstruction project will be the second-largest CTA station reconstruction project currently planned – second to the 95th Street Red Line Terminal – and will result in a completely rebuilt, modern and accessible transfer station between Red and Purple lines.
 
CTA is seeking feedback on a number of design details related to the station. The current scope of work will include 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.
 
To assist CTA in finalizing project details, customers, residents and community members are invited to learn more about the project and offer feedback at the following open house 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 Wilson station will remain open throughout the construction project; however, as with any major construction project, changes in service can be expected. Every effort will be made to minimize impacts to customers, including scheduling work that will impact service to overnight or weekends only.
 
The Wilson Reconstruction project is part of CTA’s Red Aheadprogram, 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.
 
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