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Renderings for CTA Station Makeover Released

Accessibility upgrades are part of the makeover planned at the historic CTA station; image via the Chicago Sun Times.

Renderings for a slated US $180-million makeover for the State/Lake Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) station in downtown Chicago have been released, the Chicago Sun Times reported in June. The remodel will make the station more accessible, double the current width of the platform and include an overhead glass canopy, four elevators and a walkway to connect the inner and outer platforms. During the renovation, the century-old station will be demolished and closed, but the tracks will remain in service. Full funding for the project has not yet been secured, but it is expected to take three years to complete once construction begins, according to Chicago Department of Transportation spokesperson Mike Claffey.

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