EDGEWATER — Four Red Line stations in Edgewater and Uptown will be completely reconstructed beginning as early as 2017 to replace aging tracks and station houses, transit officials said.
The stations — Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr — will be rebuilt, said Chicago Transit Authority Spokeswoman Tammy Chase, adding that an official announcement would be made Thursday.
Elevators would also be installed at the stations, she said.
The CTA released conceptual renderings of a reconstructed Bryn Mawr station, showing a floor-to-ceiling glass facade and rebuilt platforms.
The projects, estimated to cost $1.13 billion in total, are part of a greater effort to modernize much of the Red and Purple Line on the North Side. The reconstruction would also be more extensive than interim improvements made in 2012 and 2013 at stations even farther north, such as Thorndale, Granville, Loyola, Morse and Jarvis, which closed the stations for six weeks at a time.
The funding for the reconstruction have yet to be secured, Chase said, but would likely come from a federal fund set up to improve deteriorating infrastructure throughout the country.
Chase said the separate $203 million makeover of the Wilson station was still slated to begin this year.