RTA begins construction on Brookpark Station - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

RTA begins construction on Brookpark Station

The RTA is demolishing the tunnel that connects the east parking lot to the west lot at Brookpark. (Source: WOIO) The RTA is demolishing the tunnel that connects the east parking lot to the west lot at Brookpark. (Source: WOIO)
To reach the west lot, customers need to walk from the east side to the west side via a new sidewalk that has been built along Brookpark Road. (Source: WOIO) To reach the west lot, customers need to walk from the east side to the west side via a new sidewalk that has been built along Brookpark Road. (Source: WOIO)
If necessary, RTA customers can use two nearby stations during construction. (Source: WOIO) If necessary, RTA customers can use two nearby stations during construction. (Source: WOIO)
The new $11.3 million facility is expected to open mid-2016. (Source: WOIO) The new $11.3 million facility is expected to open mid-2016. (Source: WOIO)

On Monday, the RTA will begin construction on the Brookpark Rapid station by demolishing the tunnel that connects the east parking lot to the west lot. The west lot is where customers access the stairway or elevator to the rail platform. 
 
To reach the west lot, customers need to walk from the east side to the west side via a new sidewalk that has been built along Brookpark Road. The RTA has also installed stairs, underpass lights, and a wooden barrier along the sidewalk to protect customers from vehicles and highway splashing. The new sidewalk will be in use during the entire construction process. 
 
Handicap parking will be removed from the east parking lot, but will remain in the west parking lot.
 
If necessary, RTA customers can use two nearby stations: Puritas and Triskett. Each has excess parking capacity.
 
The new $11.3 million facility is expected to open mid-2016. RTA's goal is to keep the station open during construction.

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