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CTA awards contract for Wilson station rehabilitation

On Wednesday, Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) board approved a $1.75 million design contract for the rehabilitation of the historic Wilson station and station house to joint venture Wilson Transit Associates (WTA).

WTA will prepare three station design alternatives, which will include moving the main entrance (to the corner of Broadway and Wilson) and creating an auxiliary entry. WTA comprises Parsons Transportation Group Inc., McDonough Associates Inc. and Architrave Ltd.

To be fully accessible to people with disabilities, the rehabbed station will feature a new platform, signage, overhead heaters and an elevator. CTA officials expect design work to be completed by year-end 2006, with construction beginning in 2008.

Constructed in 1900, Wilson station is listed as a "contributing structure" in the Uptown Square Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

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