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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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Extended street closure W Newport between N Clark and CTA tracks 03/06/2024

W Newport between N Clark and the CTA tracks will be closed 24/7 with work hours 6pm-4am thru March 11 for beam erection. Download Document

Extended sidewalk closure W Argyle 03/06/2024

Alternating 24/7 sidewalk closures on W Argyle at the CTA tracks with work hours 7am-7pm thru March 20 for sidewalk demolition and reconstruction. Download Document

24-hour street closure W Lawrence 03/06/2024

W Lawrence at the CTA tracks will be closed 9pm Fri 3/8 thru 9pm Sat 3/9 for equipment mobilization. Download Document

Extended street closure W Ardmore between N Winthrop and N Broadway 03/01/2024

W Ardmore at CTA tracks will be closed 24/7 with work hours 7am-5pm thru July 1 for launching gantry construction and track segment delivery. Download Document

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

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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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