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CTA Red & Purple Modernization Project

As we move closer to making future ‘L’ improvements as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project, we are performing track improvements next to the Red Line Addison Station. This is important work to ensure our tracks are in good shape in that location ahead of beginning the RPM work. There will be impacts to your community, though we will do our best to keep them to a minimum. We thank you for your patience.

Dates:                     Weekdays and Weekends

Friday, March 8 through Monday, April 1, 2019

Work Hours:         Continuous (Daytime and Nighttime)

Location:               Southbound CTA Red and Purple Line tracks between W. Waveland Ave. and W. Cornelia Ave.

Work Activity:       Trackwork

Local Impact:      •    There will be noise while the work is being performed.

Noise may include:

  • Beeping from backup alarms on maintenance equipment and vehicles
  • Power tool noises (including jackhammers)
  • Equipment engines and diesel generators
  • Flagging horns
  • Material handling noises
  • Railroad personnel communication
  • Construction activity will take place during daytime and nighttime
  • Residents will see an increased presence of Contractor personnel at and below the CTA structure between Waveland and Cornelia Ave. throughout the project.
  • Barricades will be installed at various locations for resident and Contractor
  • Intermittent street and sidewalk closures may Alleys may also be partially blocked during construction activities.
  • Rail service may be affected at times. To receive emails or text messages regarding a specific CTA bus/rail route, please sign up for CTA Updates at transitchicago.com/updates.
  • Curb lanes may be temporarily closed during the

If you have any questions or concerns about the RPM Project, please contact: RPM@transitchicago.com

or leave a message for callback: 1-331-303-2499

What work is being done and why is it necessary?

As part of our ongoing investment to improve rail service, the CTA will make track improvements on the Red Line at Addison to eliminate slow zones and to minimize the potential for existing track conditions to evolve into future slow zones during construction of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project (see reverse side for more information). The track improvements

near Addison will provide smoother rides by replacing aging track equipment and will improve service reliability over the long term. The work will be completed before the start of the Cubs baseball season.

Impacts to Addison station and CTA Red and Purple Line service

  • Red and Purple Line service will continue throughout the work period with occasional delays to service
  • Shuttle bus service will be in place at Addison the weekends of March 8-10 (late Friday night through late Sunday night) and March 30-April 1 (midday Saturday thru early Monday morning) because there will be no trains stopping at Addison during these weekend periods
  • For three weeks (late Sunday, March 10 – midday Saturday, March 30): Addison station will remain open for southbound Red Line service only, but there will be no northbound service at Addison. People riding northbound trains to Addison, or who board northbound trains at Addison, will need to:

→ Use the Sheridan or Belmont stations to board northbound trains

→ Board a southbound train at Addison, alight at Belmont and cross over to the other platform to board a northbound Red Line train

→ Note: As Sheridan station is not accessible, customers who require an accessible station will have to use Belmont or Wilson stations to enter, exit or transfer

Impacts to the community

  • Work is required to be performed 24/7, including noise from vehicles, tools, horns, material handling and railroad personnel communications
  • Increased contractor personnel at and below the CTA structure between Waveland and Newport
  • Barricades installed at various locations for resident and contractor safety
  • Intermittent street closures and alleys may be partially obstructed
  • Curb lanes to be temporarily occupied with contractor equipment as the work progresses
  • Occasional sidewalk detours

How can I reach CTA if I need assistance or have a question about this work?

•       Email us at RPM@transitchicago.com or leave a message for callback: (331) 303-2499

Coming Soon: A Better CTA Red and Purple Line

Information for residents and businesses in Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) footprint

WINTER 2019 UPDATE

What is the CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program?

 

CTA is beginning the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM), a transformational, multi-phase project that will rebuild the nearly century-old North Red Line from Belmont to Howard and the Purple Line from Belmont to Linden in

Wilmette, including all track structure and rail stations. As we rebuild, much needed capacity (train service) will be added in this growing residential corridor to accommodate current and future riders, and to deliver faster and smoother rides with less crowding and more frequent service.

What’s Phase One?

 

CTA has begun Phase One of RPM, which includes building four new, accessible, modern Red Line stations to replace aged stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr and all new track structure to

improve train speeds and reliability.

Phase One also includes the construction of a modern rail bypass – the Red-

Purple Bypass — north of Belmont Station where Red, Brown and Purple Line trains intersect at a rail junction built in 1907 that requires trains to stop to allow other trains to pass. The new bypass will relieve major constraints that currently existing on CTA to add train service to relieve chronic

overcrowding on trains and delays throughout the rail system.

Has construction begun?

 

CTA in 2018 began the relocation of utility lines in both the Red-Purple Bypass and Lawrence to Bryn Mawr project areas to relocate overhead power and communications lines underground and to shorter poles. CTA has completed most of the small number of property demolitions necessary for the project and will complete the remaining demo work by March 2019. Major construction is expected to occur in late 2019 through 2025.

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.

Weekdays and Weekends, continuous day and night. 
Friday, March 8 through Monday, April 1, 2019

Impacts to Addison station and CTA Red and Purple Line service
 Red and Purple Line service will continue throughout the work period with occasional delays to service
 Shuttle bus service will be in place at Addison the weekends of March 8-10 (late Friday night through late Sunday night) and March 30-April 1 (midday Saturday thru early Monday morning) because there will be no trains stopping at Addison during these weekend periods
 For three weeks (late Sunday, March 10 – midday Saturday, March 30): Addison station will remain open for southbound Red Line service only, but there will be no northbound service at Addison. People riding northbound trains to Addison, or who board northbound trains at Addison, will need to:
→ Use the Sheridan or Belmont stations to board northbound trains
→ Board a southbound train at Addison, alight at Belmont and cross over to the other platform to board a northbound Red Line train
→ Note: As Sheridan station is not accessible, customers who require an accessible station will have to use Belmont or Wilson stations to enter, exit or transfer
Impacts to the community
 Work is required to be performed 24/7, including noise from vehicles, tools, horns, material handling and railroad personnel communications
 Increased contractor personnel at and below the CTA structure between Waveland and Newport
 Barricades installed at various locations for resident and contractor safety
 Intermittent street closures and alleys may be partially obstructed
 Curb lanes to be temporarily occupied with contractor equipment as the work progresses
 Occasional sidewalk detours

CTA Red & Purple Modernization Project

Should you have any questions regarding the utility work or other elements of the CTA RPM, please contact:

LaTrice Phillips-Thompson
Government & Community Relations Liaison
CTA – Chicago Transit Authority
Phone: (312) 681-2709
Mobile: (312) 520-6640
Fax: (312) 681-2896
Email: lphillips-thompson@transitchicago.com

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Sheffield Water Main Replacement Project

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.

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