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Metra kicks off $530,000 rehab project at Waukegan Station

Metra Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno yesterday joined local officials in Waukegan, Ill., to mark the start of a $530,000 station repair project.

The railroad’s Waukegan Station rehabilitation project will include a new roof, repairing and painting the ceiling, partially removing and replacing floor tiles and renovating two entrance vestibules.

In addition, Metra will construct a new ramp compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), install a bus shelter with solar panels, replace the existing fence with a taller decorative one and partially replace masonry walls.

The work is expected to take four months, Metra officials said in a statement.

The contract for the work was awarded to Rasch Construction & Engineering from Kenosha, Wis. The project is being funded with $481,400 in federal dollars and $48,700 from the city of Waukegan.

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