Improvements coming to 3 busy PATCO stations

Mike DeNardo
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PATCO is giving facelifts this year to its three most-used stations.

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NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — This year, PATCO is giving facelifts to its three most-used stations. 

The design phase is just about finished for the improvements to the Lindenwold, Woodcrest and Ferry Avenue stations.

Delaware River Port Authority's chief engineer Michael Venuto says they're cosmetic upgrades. 

"Flooring, lighting, ceilings, approaches, windows. Those type of things," he said. 

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Renderings show curtain walls replacing the glass block in the headhouses in Lindenwold, a new customer service center at Woodcrest, and landscaped station entrances at Ferry Avenue.

The job is going out to bid and Venuto says a contractor should be ready to begin work this summer. He says the facelift will go on while commuters are passing through. 

"We'll set up temporary work zones and we'll cordon those off with temporary walls and things like that, so we'll still make access for the passengers," Venuto explained. 

The $6 million project is expected to be finished in the summer of 2020.