Customers Reminded of Lawrence Station Closure Beginning Tomorrow Night

October 18, 2012
Station to close for six weeks to undergo interim improvement work
The Chicago Transit Authority reminds Red Line customers that effective at 11:59 p.m.  Friday, October 19, the Lawrence station will be temporarily closed due to work associated with the $86 million Red Line North Interim Improvement project. Lawrence is the sixth of seven stations to temporarily close for six weeks while crews perform much-needed capital maintenance work to the station entrance, platform, adjacent tracks and trackbed and viaduct.
While the Lawrence station is closed, customers will be directed to use either the Argyle or Wilson stations, which are approximately four blocks north and three blocks south, respectively.
As an alternate to rail service, bus service options are available within two blocks east of the Lawrence station along Sheridan Road (#151 Sheridan), or a half-block west on Broadway (#36 Broadway).
In addition, while the Lawrence station is temporarily closed, #81 Lawrence buses will be rerouted to serve the Wilson station.
Every effort will be made to minimize the impact to customers during the rehabilitation project, including scheduling work that will impact Red Line service to overnight or weekends only. Any changes to rail or bus service will be posted to the CTA website or issued to subscribers of CTA Updates.
For more project details, see the Red North Station Interim Improvements page: transitchicago.com/rednorth
This Red North Interim Improvement project is 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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