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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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Updated dates for daily alley closures 5/17-5/19/24 04/17/2024

Drainage installation work will require alley closures behind sections of W Roscoe, W Newport, N Sheffield and N Seminary. Download Document

W Newport & N Clark -- new dates for parking lane closure 04/16/2024

Construction work will require a temporary elimination of parking on the south side of W Newport between N Clark and W Newport 4/16-4/18. Download Document

Extended street, alley closures W Grace at CTA tracks 04/15/2024

W Grace at the CTA tracks will be closed thru April 24 for drilled shaft installation. Download Document

Extended sidewalk closure 3353-3403 N Clark 04/11/2024

Sidewalk closures in the areas of 3353-3403 N Clark and W Roscoe from N Clark east to 932 W Roscoe thru April 20 for sidewalk reconstruction. Download Document

Parking lane closure W Newport 04/11/2024

No parking on the south side of W Newport between N Clark and 937 W Newport thru April 15 for concrete placement. Download Document

Overnight work Red-Purple Line from Thorndale to Jarvis 04/11/2024

Overnight work at CTA's elevated tracks from Thorndale to Jarvis thru April 22 for signal equipment installation. Download Document

Extended street closure W Berwyn at CTA tracks 04/08/2024

W Berwyn at the CTA tracks will be closed thru April 12 for platform steel erection. Download Document

Traffic shifts, parking impacts N Clark, W Roscoe 04/08/2024

Traffic shifts and parking impacts on N Clark from W Newport to W Buckingham and W Roscoe from N Clark east to 924 W Roscoe during work hours 7am-7pm thru April 12 for asphalt placement. Download Document

Daily street closure N Glenwood between W Pratt and W Farwell 04/08/2024

N Glenwood will close during work hours 7am-5pm thru April 12 for bracket installation. Download Document

Extended street closure W Bryn Mawr at CTA tracks 04/05/2024

W Bryn Mawr at CTA tracks will be closed 9pm Fri to 5am Mon for station escalator steel erection. 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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