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Red Purple Modernization

Red Purple Modernization
Red Purple Modernization

CTA Begins Demolishing ‘L’ Tracks Between Belmont And Cornelia, Will Remove Slight Curve That Slows Trains

The reconstruction of the Lakeview tracks is the latest stage of the $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Project.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

CTA Begins Building New Red Line Tracks In Edgewater Using Massive Overhead Crane

A 285-foot-long crane is installing large concrete blocks that form the base of the new Red Line tracks in Edgewater.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Brown Line’s Flyover At Belmont Begins Service Friday Morning

Brown Line trains will now completely circumvent the Red and Purple line tracks in Lakeview by following a new set of tracks that go over the other two lines.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

North Side Businesses Hurting From Red Line Overhaul Get A Boost From New CTA Ad Campaign

The new online business hub will let neighbors know more about businesses near the Red Line and how they are working to survive the project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA To Attach Brown Line To New Belmont Bypass Beginning This Weekend — But It Will Cause Major Disruptions At Belmont

Free shuttle buses will be running between Belmont and Southport beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday, and between Belmont and Irving Park at 4 a.m. Sunday.

Citywide

CTA Temporarily Halts Lead Paint Removal On Red Line After ‘Clouds Of Dust’ Escape Work Site In Uptown

Red Line modernization work was twice stopped this week after dust escaped from a lead containment area, but it has since resumed, according to CTA.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Massive Overhead Crane, Nearly The Length Of Football Field, Will Help Rebuild Red Line In Edgewater

The gantry crane is longer than a Boeing 747 and has been custom designed to work in dense areas to install prefabricated parts of the new Red Line tracks.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Major Red Line Reconstruction Begins Soon, Starting With Demolition Of 100-Year-Old Stations, Tracks

The Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations will close May 16 for demolition, but temporary stations will open that day at Argyle and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

CTA Reveals New Red Line Station Designs In Uptown And Edgewater, Part Of $2 Billion ‘L’ Overhaul

Stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr will be constructed as part of the $2 billion Red-Purple Modernization Project.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Plan Accordingly: Red Line Trains Between Belmont and Addison Will Be Replaced By Shuttle Buses This Weekend

The Red Line Service will be suspended between the two stops so crews can install steel framework for the Red-Purple Bypass project.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

After Surviving 9 Months Of Pandemic, Lakeview Businesses Now Face Huge CTA Construction Project

"It's already been hard enough with the roller coaster of the pandemic, and now we're going straight from one [crisis] into another," said Stephanie Cook, owner of the Houndstooth Saloon.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Brown Line’s Flyover At Belmont Takes Shape As Steel Installed To Send Trains Over Red Line

Builders have laid the first pieces of steel framework that will soon allow northbound Brown Line trains to bypass the Red and Purple line tracks north of Lakeview's Belmont CTA station.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

With Disruptive Red Line Project Gearing Up, Bryn Mawr Jewelry Co. Leaves Edgewater For Andersonville

A jewelry store has operated at 1125 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. since 1918, but the company's owner doesn't think he could survive three to five years of Red Line station construction.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

How Can North Side Businesses Survive A Massive Red Line Overhaul? City Steps Up To Help, But ‘It’s Gonna Suck’

Work to modernize the north branch of the Red Line will impact nearby businesses until 2024.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park