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CTA Opens Office In Uptown To Answer Neighbors’ Questions About Red Line Construction

It is the first community office the CTA has opened for a transit construction project.

The CTA's Red and Purple Modernization project now includes a community office in Uptown.
Courtesy CTA Red and Puple Modernization Project
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UPTOWN — A CTA office in Uptown is now open to help neighbors deal with the massive Red Line rebuilding project underway on the North Side.

The “community office” opened Monday at 5137 N. Broadway. Its hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and by appointment. It is the first such office the CTA has opened for a transit construction project.

The office will have staff with the CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization project team available to answer questions about the construction project, which will result in completely rebuilt Red and Purple lines from Lawrence to Bryn Mawr avenues and at the Belmont stop.

Heavy construction on the project’s northbound stretch began earlier this summer, with crews working to demolish the existing rail lines and stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr. The Belmont flyover has been under construction for some time.

The project has caused multiple closures of alleys and streets and will continue to do so. People that live in the vicinity of the project can learn more about the local impacts of the construction, the CTA said in a statement.

Neighbors of the project’s north stretch and the Lakeview work are welcome to visit the Uptown office.

Work on the Red-Purple reconstruction is slated to end in 2025.

The end result will include new, fully accessible stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr, as well as improved viaduct design and new rail infrastructure.

To help the community withstand the construction project, the CTA rolled out a program to boost local small businesses and a marketing campaign to get neighbors to shop local during the work.

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