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Government

Berwyn secures federal funds for repairs at train stations, parking deck

Berwyn City Hall.
Berwyn City Hall.

BERWYN – The city of Berwyn has been approved to receive $392,000 in federal funding to initiate repairs along the BNSF corridor for the Depot and Harlem train stations, as well as for repairs to the parking deck at Grove and Windsor avenues.

In a report to the City Council, City Administrator Brian Pabst stated that an 84-page request for proposal was prepared by staff, which resulted in bids being received for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) portion of the work needed at the Berwyn stations.

Martin-Aire Heating and Cooling was awarded the contract for its low bid of $67,144. The project includes replacing the furnace, installing missing duct work, utilizing existing frilles, installing a new ductless split system and all associated condensation drain pipes, and installing new electrical connections to the furnace.

The Harlem station project includes installation of a thermostat, installing new 10-inch duct work and a balancing damper and removing an old air conditioning unit.

Other work, including masonry and roof repairs at both stations and painting and brick paver repairs at the Depot station will be rebid because Metra neglected to include disadvantaged business enterprise addendums to the request for proposal, which affects contracts more than $100,000, Pabst reported.

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