(Cleveland) - Work is underway for the newest Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Red Line Station, called Little Italy-University Circle.

Groundbreaking was held this morning at the corner of Mayfield and Random Roads.

The new station will replace the East 120th Street and Euclid Avenue station on the Red Line, providing a direct link to University Circle from Tower City downtown, all the way to the airport.

The site will include a single platform headhouse and entrance plaza complying with current ADA requirements. A heavy-duty elevator and stairway will be built from the street level up to the platform and waiting areas. New concrete sidewalks, landscaping, lighting and bridge abutment repairs will be done.

An existing private steel railroad bridge will be demolished.

About 22 percent of the work, or $2.5 million, will be shared by seven Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).

The old station will remain in use until the new station is complete.

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