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CTA to reopen Lawrence Red Line Station


Tonight, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will reopen a renewed Lawrence Station following a six-week closure as part of the Red Line North Interim Improvement project.

Stations along the Red Line are among the system's oldest, with most built in the early 1900s and in need of rebuilding, CTA officials said in a prepared statement. The interim repairs are designed to improve the rider experience as well as provide a life-extension until a "more comprehensive reconstruction plan is approved and fully funded," they said.

The Lawrence Station project included improvements to the facility's interior, platform and exterior, as well as viaduct repairs.

After the station reopens, crews will continue to address elements of the project in the coming weeks, CTA officials said.

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