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Granite begins $13M Amtrak station improvement project in Homewood/Village commission approves stati

Granite has begun work for a $13 million task order at the Homewood, Illinois Station as part of a Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Stations Program by The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Construction is underway and expected to conclude in December 2021.

Amtrak’s ADA Stations Program is a comprehensive program to make the Amtrak-served stations for which Amtrak has ADA responsibility, ADA compliant and accessible. Scope of work will include modifications to the sidewalks and parking lot, restrooms, existing waiting room seating and wall mounted accessories, as well as replacement of station entry doors and ramps at both station entrances and landings. Additional renovations include interior and exterior signage, replacement of the existing track level asphalt platform with a new 650-foot boarding platform, the construction of a weather-protected ramp from the station level to the existing tunnel and modernization of platform elevator…Click here to read the story in RE Journals.

Amtrak shares the station with Metra, located  at Ridge and Harwood,  which is also slated for reconstruction. See: Metra train station redesign approved by Homewood Appearance Commission.

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