CHICAGO — Portions of the Red Line and Orange Line on the Near South Side will close this weekend for rail and station work, according to the Chicago Transit Authority.
The Harrison Red Line station will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday so crews can continue work to upgrade the station. The project, part of a $10 million rehab of the 70-year-old station, includes building two new entrance canopies, installing new floors and lights and waterproofing the station.
CTA officials said riders can use the State Street bus to get to the nearby Jackson or Roosevelt Red Line stations.
This weekend is the second of five weekends the Harrison Station will be closed for repairs. The next closure is scheduled for May 30.
Orange Line "L" service between the Halsted and Roosevelt stations will also stop between 10 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday.
Free bus shuttles between stations will be provided to riders, CTA officials said. Bus shuttles will run during normal weekend hours, and riders are asked to provide extra time for travel.
The rail work, part of a $25 million project, will improve the Orange Line's 18th Street Connector. For drivers, the work will also require partial closures of State Street and 18th Street.
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