March 10 Construction Update
One month into the spring shutdown at Addison Rd and Arlington Cemetery stations, the first phase of work, platform demolition, is nearly complete. Construction crews have begun laying the track edge formwork that must be in place before they can pour new platform edge and begin reconstructing the platform. Follow along for the latest construction update that breaks down additional work underway at both stations.
Addison Rd Station
As a reminder, the work at this station is taking place on one half of the platform at a time. So far, crews have completed platform demolition work and moved onto the platform reconstruction portion of the project, starting with placement of the concrete edge and installation of the granite edge. Crews have also demolished the skylights above the mezzanine. In the coming weeks, the project team will begin installing the edge lights (which blink when trains arrive) on the platform, as well as new slip-resistant tiles in the mezzanine area (where customers enter the station).
Platform edge demolished
Placing the track edge structure
Arlington Cemetery Station
The work here is slightly different, with both platforms undergoing work at the same time while the station is completely closed with no train service passing through. So far, demolition of both platforms is complete, and crews have installed the edge formwork structure and begun concrete edge placement. Crews have also repaired cracks in the platform structure and in the mezzanine area, slip-resistant tiles are being installed. Over the next few weeks, crews will pour the topping slab on one of the platforms and begin to install the granite edges, pylons and display structures.
Mezzanine tile installation
Edge form installation