Red Purple bypass track as seen from below

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Upcoming North Belmont Red-Purple Reconstruction work begins this fall

This fall, the final major stage of the North Belmont Red-Purple Reconstruction project begins. This final stage will mark the next major milestone for the RPM project, completing new elevated track structure north of Belmont station and reaching the two-thirds completion point for this section of the project!

With the completion of the bypass and the new southbound Red and Purple line tracks, CTA can move on to the next phase of work. CTA’s RPM project contractor, Walsh-Fluor, will rebuild 0.3 miles of northbound Red and Purple Line elevated track structures between Belmont station on the south to the stretch of track between Newport and Cornelia avenues on the north.

  • Reconstruction of southbound tracks began in late 2021 and will be completed late 2023.
  • Reconstruction of northbound tracks will start late 2023 and is expected to be completed in 2025.

CTA and Walsh-Fluor hold an in-person public meeting and will also be recorded and posted on our web site. Register for the meeting here.

October 17
Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, 656 W Barry Ave
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Translation services will be available upon request.

Read the full press release here.

"Neighborhood Identifier" public meetings

The Chicago-based creative studio Ink Factory will create original artistic designs for the new Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations that identify the neighborhoods and historic districts in the area, including Uptown, Edgewater, Asia on Argyle and the Bryn Mawr Historic District. Ink Factory collected insight from neighbors in the RPM project area about the rich history of the communities, and other ideas or suggestions for the new station artistic features.

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August 30

Click here for the presentation deck.