Credit: Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

WEST LOOP — Green and Pink Line riders should expect delays this weekend while crews continue to make upgrades to elevated tracks in the West Loop, the CTA cautioned.

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the CTA will close the Morgan station as crews work to reduce slow zones on the Green and Pink lines between Halsted and May streets.

During the closure, the CTA will offer free shuttle service to riders from the Clinton Station to the Ashland Station. The CTA is urging riders to allow for extra travel time. 

Other impacted areas include Lake Street between Halsted and May, along with portions of May and Peoria streets for crew staging, the CTA said. 

The Morgan station will reopen at 4 a.m. Monday, officials said.

The upgrades are part of the CTA’s FastTracks Improvement Program, a $178 million multi-year investment to replace “deteriorated rail ties and track components” from June to November of 2019.

Work on the Green Line between 17th and 30th streets will continue through the fall, along with construction along the shared Green and Pink Line tracks between the Loop and Ashland Avenue.

The remaining Morgan station closures dates have not been released.

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