Weekend Work Temporarily Closes the Harrison Station on the Red Line

May 29, 2014

The CTA reminds customers that the entire Harrison Red Line station will be temporarily closed this weekend from 10 p.m. Friday, May 30 until 4 a.m. Monday, June 2, to allow crews to continue performing upgrades to the stationhouse and platform.

The $10 million rehabilitation project, which began in mid-April, 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 stairway repairs.

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.

All entrances to the station will re-open in time for the morning rush period on Monday.

The remaining weekend-only closure of the entire station is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Friday, June 6 and end at 4 a.m. Monday, June 9.

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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