UPTOWN — Riders will be able to use new entrances to the Wilson Red Line station this month as the massive construction project enters a new phase, officials announced Monday.
On March 21, new entrances will open on both sides of Wilson Avenue just west of the current entrance on Broadway, according to the CTA announcement. They will lead to a "brand new, noticeably modern and larger" southbound platform.
An temporary enclosed pedestrian bridge will connect the existing platform with the new southbound platform, the announcement said.
Train service at Wilson will not change, officials said. Southbound Purple Line trains will continue to stop at Wilson and Sheridan during the morning rush period, but they will no longer stop at Addison.
Temporary street closures and parking restrictions will continue at least until this fall, officials said, when the renovation is slated to enter its final stage. The entire $203 million project is set to wrap up in late 2017, officials said.
In addition to a more spacious station and cosmetic improvements to the Wilson area, officials said, thousands of feet of new track and surrounding infrastructure will improve train service.
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