Reminder: Weekend Work Temporarily Closes the Harrison Station on the Red Line

May 8, 2014
The CTA reminds customers that the entire Harrison Red Line station will be temporarily closed this weekend from 10 p.m. Friday, May 9 until 4 a.m. Monday, May 12, to allow crews to perform more comprehensive work along the platform and throughout the stationhouse.
The $10 million rehabilitation project will make the 70-year old station brighter, cleaner and safer travel environment for the 1.4 million people who use it each year. Overall project work includes building two main entrance canopies, waterproofing to reduce pooling of water in mezzanine and platform areas; installation of new granite flooring; new lighting; and repairs to all three station stairways.
To access Red Line service during this time, customers can either walk or board a #29 State bus to the nearby Jackson or Roosevelt stations, which are each a half mile or less from Harrison.
The main entrance to the station will re-open in time for the morning rush period on Monday.
The Polk Street entrance; however, will remain temporarily closed until May 26, as crews continue to perform deeper structural work on the south end of the station.
This is the second of five weekend-only closures scheduled for the station through early June. The next temporary weekend closure of the entire station is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday, May 16 and end at 4 a.m. Monday, May 19.
The rehabilitation of the Harrison Red Line station is part of a larger $92 million transportation investment in the Near South Side announced late last summer by Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool. Other transportation improvement projects included in this investment are the rehabilitation of the Orange Line’s 18th Street Connector – a half-mile stretch of elevated structure that carries Orange Lines trains traveling to/from the Loop; the new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station currently under construction; Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) improvements to Roosevelt Road and the recently reconstructed auxiliary entrance at the Roosevelt CTA station.
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