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Red and Purple Modernization Phase One Project

As CTA’s largest transit investment, the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project modernizes our public transportation system to strengthen communities, serve riders and stimulate inclusive economic growth.

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Overnight work at CTA elevated structure from W Belmont to W Newport 02/26/2024

Overnight work during work hours 7pm-5am weekdays and weekends at CTA Red-Purple elevated structure from W Belmont to W Newport thru March 29 for beam erection. Download Document

Extended street closure W Bryn Mawr btwn N Broadway and N Winthrop 02/23/2024

W Bryn Mawr between N Broadway and N Winthrop will be closed 10pm-Friday Feb. 23 to 5am-Monday Feb. 26 for elevator tower and platform steel installation. Download Document

New dates: Extended sidewalk closure W Lawrence 02/22/2024

The sidewalk on the north side of W Lawrence at the CTA tracks will be closed continuously, 24/7 thru March 1 for utility work. Download Document

Daily sidewalk, parking lane closures W Waveland 02/19/2024

The parking lane on the north side of W Waveland within the work zone will be closed continuously (24/7), and the sidewalk on the north side of W Waveland will be closed during work hours 7am-7pm thru Feb. 23. Download Document

Extended street closure W School at CTA tracks 02/19/2024

W School at the CTA tracks will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic, and N Wilton will be northbound only between W School and W Belmont, during work hours 7am-7pm thru Feb. 22 for drilled shaft installation. Download Document

Special notice N Wilton btwn W School and W Belmont 02/19/2024

N Wilton will be northbound only between W School and W Belmont from 7am-Monday, Feb. 19 to 7pm-Thursday, Feb. 22. Download Document

Updated dates: Daily alley closures at 5000-5062 N Winthrop 02/17/2024

The alley between W Argyle and W Winona will close during work hours 6am-7pm weekdays and Saturdays thru March 2 for embankment wall demolition and removal. Download Document

Sidewalk, parking lane closures W Cornelia underneath CTA tracks 02/13/2024

The parking lane on the south side of W Cornelia within the work zone will be closed continuously (24/7) until the work activity is completed. The sidewalk on the south side of W Cornelia within the work zone will be closed during work hours 7am-7pm weekdays and Saturdays thru Feb. 19 for track structure rehabilitation. Download Document

Extended street closure W Ainslie at CTA tracks 02/12/2024

W Ainslie at the CTA tracks will be closed 24/7 with work hours 7am-7pm thru Feb. 24 for track structure drilled shaft installation. Download Document

Extended street closure N Clark, W Roscoe 02/09/2024

N Clark from W Newport to W Buckingham and W Roscoe from N Sheffield to CTA tracks will be closed 24/7 with work hours 7am-7pm weekdays and weekends thru March 30 for Drilled Shaft Installation, Track Substructure Construction, Structural Steel Erection, Sewer Reconstruction, Roadway Reconstruction, Bus Pad Installation and Sidewalk Reconstruction. Download Document

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Red and Purple Modernization Next Phases Study

As RPM Phase One continues construction, CTA is moving ahead on the multi-year process to initiate the next phase of the RPM program. The RPM Next Phases Planning Study is the first step of the planning process that will set goals and objectives, engage the public, identify potential projects, and evaluate alternatives and phasing.

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RPM is part of Red Ahead, a comprehensive initiative for maintaining, modernizing, and expanding Chicago’s most-traveled rail line.

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