Please feel free to explore the development projects in the Lakeview East commercial district.
The CTA is beginning utility equipment relocation work as they move closer to making future ‘L’ improvements under the Red and Purple Modernization Phase One Project. Work will be performed that may affect your community and create occasional inconveniences. CTA is working to do their best to minimize the impact of the work and will continue to keep everyone in the area updated.
Dates: Weekdays Monday, July 23 to Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Location: The alleys adjacent to CTA Tracks and bordered by Newport Avenue, Roscoe Street, Seminary Avenue, and Sheffield Avenue.
Work Hours: 8am to 4pm, daily
Work Activity: ComEd Overhead and Underground Utility Work
• While the work is being performed, there will be:
o Curb/parking restrictions
o Sidewalk closures in the work zone
o Traffic lane changes
o Alley closures
• There will be noise while the work is being performed. Noise may include:
o General construction noise
o Running air compressors, excavators, and generators
o Truck traffic
o Beeping from backup alarms on construction equipment and vehicles
• More detailed and localized Construction Activity notices will be provided as work progresses.• During the work, garbage pickup will be facilitated by the Contractor.
• Work will not impact CTA service and will therefore occur during daytime hours.
If you have questions or concerns about the RPM Project, please call:
RPM Government & Community Relations Officer
On Thursday, April 17, 2014 Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool announced their plan to modernize the CTA’s Red and Purple lines which would completely rebuild the northern portion of the CTA’s Red Line (Belmont Station to Howard Station). This project, known as the Red and Purple Modernization Project (“RPM Project”) would include the construction of a two block long bypass beginning at Belmont separating the northbound Brown Line from the Red and Purple lines to reduce congestion.
This flyover would require 16 buildings in the 44th Ward between Belmont and Addison to be acquired by the CTA for construction and would affect many of the neighboring residences and businesses in our community. I have serious concerns about this project and will work vigilantly with our neighbors to review the full plans and designs for the bypass. My office is coordinating meetings with the CTA, neighbors and businesses that would be affected by this. As soon as additional information becomes available, we will share it with our community.
Should you have any questions regarding the utility work or other elements of the CTA RPM, please contact:
Government & Community Relations Liaison
CTA – Chicago Transit Authority
Phone: (312) 681-2709
Mobile: (312) 520-6640
Fax: (312) 681-2896
In coordination with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure investment program, and at Alderman Tunney’s Request, I would like to provide you with information about an upcoming water main construction project in your neighborhood.
By late January 2018, Department of Water Management (DWM) and NPL Construction Company crews will begin t install 1,318 feet of new 8-inch water main in N. Sheffield Avenue, from W. Belmont Avenue to W. Roscoe Street. The old water main dates back to 1889, and needs to be replaced. We expect the water main work to be completed by mid March 2018. Restoration will follow in April 2018. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors.