Steel framework for the Red-Purple Bypass was installed in November 2020. Credit: Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

UPTOWN — With construction on the Red Line overhaul kicking into high gear this spring, the CTA is hosting community meetings this week on the project.

Work on the $2.1 billion Red-Purple Modernization Project is expected to significantly ramp up in the coming months, when crews will begin to demolish and rebuild four stations and track infrastructure between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr in Uptown and Edgewater.

Two virtual meetings will be held this week. CTA officials will update neighbors on the construction timeline and expected work.

The meetings will be location-specific. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, officials will discuss the Lawrence and Argyle station area’s timelines and impact. At 6 p.m. Thursday, officials will discuss the Berwyn and Bryn Mawr station area plans.

To register for the meetings, click here. Neighbors can attend one or both meetings.

In January, the CTA unveiled designs for the newly rebuilt stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr. Crews have already begun to work on temporary stations at Argyle and Bryn Mawr that will allow for continued “L” service while the new stations are being built.

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The existing stations will be demolished in the spring, and will represent some of the heaviest construction work done on this portion of the project to date. (CTA has previously demolished structures and built a soaring Brown Line flyover in Lakeview as part of the Red-Purple project.)

At this week’s community meeting, CTA will discuss its station designs and the public input process for art and other features at the stations.

The transit agency will also let residents know when their local station will close and when temporary stations will come online, as well as what kind of construction disruptions to expect. Officials also will discuss the agency’s “open for business” program, which is meant to help businesses impacted by the Red Line work.

For more information on the upcoming meetings, click here.

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