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Foster Avenue Shutting Down Near Red Line This Weekend And Then Overnight Through Early September

Foster Avenue will close this weekend and then overnight for two weeks — but not Labor Day weekend.

A gantry crane helps lift and install a piece of the Red Line track base on the North Side.
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EDGEWATER — Work on the Red Line overhaul will cause the closure of Foster Avenue this weekend and then at night for two weeks, according to CTA.

Foster Avenue between Broadway and Winthrop Avenue will be closed to car traffic for the work, which will see crews install track support systems along the newly rebuilt Red and Purple lines on the Far North Side.

The street will close at 9 a.m. Friday and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, according to CTA.

Foster Avenue will then be closed for overnight work Monday through Sept. 2 and from Sept. 6 through Sept. 9. The closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. during those dates.

Work will not take place Labor Day weekend, according to CTA.

One sidewalk on Foster Avenue will remain open at all times with assistance from crews working on the project, the transit agency said in an alert to neighbors.

The work is being done as part of the $2 billion Red-Purple Modernization project that will see a rebuilt train infrastructure from Lawrence and Bryn Mawr. Work began in earnest last week with the project slated to end in 2024.

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