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Check Out Your New Wilson And 95th Street Red Line Stations

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 11, 2014 10:00PM

Banning e-cigarettes wasn’t the only item on the CTA board’s agenda Wednesday. They also approved construction contracts to move forward with the long-awaited rehabilitations of the Wilson and 95th Street Red Line Stations.

The $203 million Wilson project will replace the current decrepit station house with a sparkly, modern facility that will also serve as a new connection to the Purple Line. CTA will rebuild 2,200 feet of century-old elevated tracks, signals and supporting infrastructure that will be relocated from the street and sidewalks along Broadway and Wilson to the west to create a safer and more pedestrian-friendly environment.

Over at 95th Street, the entire 45-year-old station will be torn down and rebuilt as part of a $240 million project. The current station will be replaced with two station buildings—one north and one south of 95th Street, allowing for more efficient bus operations and a safer, more convenient pedestrian environment. Both projects are being funded through federal, state and local sources.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the fall.