CLEVELAND – Officials of the City of Shaker Heights joined the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to cut the ribbon on a $1.7 million upgrade to the Lee-Shaker Rapid Station on the Green Line today, Tuesday, Oct 17.
The station is at the intersection of Shaker Boulevard and Lee Road in Shaker Heights.
“This station, as well as other recent renovations on both our light and heavy rail lines, are examples of RTA’s significant investment in our robust rail infrastructure,” said RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese.
“Undeniably, a reliable transit system can be the backbone of our region and a catalyst for economic stability, growth and achievement,” Calabrese said.
The station serves nearby facilities, including:
Work by Schirmer Construction of North Olmsted included demolition of the existing station and platform, and the construction of:
- Waiting platform with tactile surfaces.
- Station waiting shelters.
- Station lighting.
- Railings, sidewalks and landscaping.
- A new safety security system with cameras and emergency call boxes.
A new full-depth track replacement was also installed through the station platform areas. The station is now fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The station remained open during the 11-month construction period. Construction began in October 2016.
Linda Scardilli Krecic