CTA’s Transformational 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal Improvement Project on the South Side Reaches Construction Milestone with Installation of Unique Pedestrian Bridge

November 15, 2018

Installation requires 24-hour closure of 95th St from 11:30 p.m. Sat. 11/17 until 11:30 p.m. Sun. 11/18

One of the Chicago Transit Authority’s largest station improvement projects – the 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal – will be one step closer to completion when the steel pedestrian bridge connecting the North and South Terminals of the station is erected over the weekend.

Due to the complicated installation of this one-of-a-kind pedestrian bridge, 95th Street will be closed between S. State Street and S. Lafayette Avenue to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic in both eastbound and westbound directions from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17 until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, November 18.

During this period, CTA customers and pedestrians looking to walk east or west on 95th Street will be rerouted around the open south end of the South Terminal, along the bus area exterior sidewalks. Vehicular traffic will be detoured along Halsted Street, 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Wayfinding signage will guide CTA customers, pedestrians and vehicular traffic during this time and customer assistants will also be present to further assist those navigating the area.

Spanning 150 feet across 95th Street, this architecturally striking pedestrian bridge will connect the north and south terminals of the 95th/Dan Ryan station, seamlessly uniting the entire structure.

On Sunday, November 18, construction experts will use two large cranes to lift the pedestrian bridge into the air and connect it to the North and South terminal. Because of the complexity and challenges of lifting a structure of such enormous size and weight into place, the pedestrian bridge will be installed in three large sections, with each portion weighing more than 73,000 pounds.

Upon completion of the 95th Terminal Improvement Project later this year, those using the pedestrian bridge also will be able to see Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates’ visionary artwork as they transfer between the North and South sides of the station. 

Additionally during this 24-hour period, the boarding locations for nine CTA bus routes will be temporarily relocated to allow the CTA to continue construction work on the brand new 95th Street Terminal now under way. The affected routes are: N5, N9, 29, 34, 95, 111, 112, 115 and 119.

For details on these bus reroutes, please see the map below or visit https://www.transitchicago.com/alerts/

95th_Ped_Bridge_MAP

For the latest information on the project, visit: http://www.transitchicago.com/95thTerminal/

95th_Ped_Bridge_VIEW

 

 

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