Crain's: Wilson, 95th Red Line revamps advance

Greg Hinz reports on the project that will update CTA's 95th Street Red Line rail/bus terminal:
The Chicago Transit Authority today approved two big contracts for reconstruction of the Wilson and 95th Street stations, two of the busiest stops on the Red Line.

There was nothing surprising in the pacts for the long-awaited work, which was announced more than a year ago. But this being an election year, City Hall wants you to know what it's doing for you. And we here at Crain's certainly want you to see those absolutely lovely artists' renditions of the new facilities (below).
The 95th Street contract, for initial foundation and retaining wall work, is for $23.1 million and went to a joint venture led by Walsh Construction Co., the same firm that got the Wilson contract. The new station will replace a smaller station and two satellite buildings that opened in 1969. Work is expected to begin in the fall.

Both new stations are being financed by federal, state and local government sources.
You can read CTA's official statement on this impending project here! And check out renderings for the new 95th terminal on flickr.


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