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Renovations on track at Barrington Metra station

Barrington plans to spend about $120,000 later this year upgrading the exterior of its downtown train station. Planned work includes replacing bricks and worn pavement, improving landscaping and adding accessibility features for disabled commuters.

Barrington plans to spend about $120,000 later this year upgrading the exterior of its downtown train station. Planned work includes replacing bricks and worn pavement, improving landscaping and adding accessibility features for disabled commuters.

 

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By Doug T. Graham

The exterior of the Barrington Metra station will undergo renovations later this year that include replacing weatherworn, cracked walkways with fresh concrete and new bricks and landscaping upgrades.

Mark Werksman, director of Barrington Public Works, said the hot summer sun, freezing winter weather and regular salt treatments have broken so many bricks around the station that the department decided to simply replace them all.

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"We're looking at probably a 30-60 day project," he said.

Werksman told village officials this week that construction would need to be staged in cooperation with Metra so commuters can continue to use the train throughout the project. He stressed the importance of completing the project safely.

"Public safety is our number one concern," he said.

The village has budgeted about $120,000 for the project, which will be put out for bids by contractors in the coming weeks.

In addition to fresh pavement and an improved landscape, plans call for new accessibility features for people with disabilities. ADA standards have changed since the station's exterior was completed in 2001, Werksman said

The village will not be expanding the station as part of the work.

"It'll stay in the same footprint," Werksman said.

Werksman said they would like work to begin in the spring.

"Hopefully in April, if the weather allows that to happen," Werksman said.

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