A dedication ceremony for a $1.5 million project at the Santa Fe Depot in east Lawrence is set for Saturday.
Depot Redux, a group of residents who volunteer at the depot, will host an event to dedicate the new outdoor boarding platform. The project was funded through federal dollars awarded to Amtrak, which uses the station for two trains that travel through Lawrence daily. The platform project is the largest investment yet in the 1950s-era depot, which Depot Redux members hope the city will take over as a restoration project.
The dedication ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the depot, 413 E. Seventh St. Speakers are scheduled to include: Mayor Aron Cromwell; state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence; Marc Magliari of Amtrak; and representatives from Krische Construction and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.