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CTA Purple Line Work Starts Thursday, May Cause Heavy Traffic and Noise In Edgewater

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Some call it the calm before the major Red Line renovation storm due to commence in 2017. However, Edgewater residents may get a small dose of construction headaches for the next month.

Starting tomorrow, Aug. 13, a month-long project to eliminate slow zones and update rail service by replacing track ties on the Purple Line express tracks will commence. The project will take place from Argyle to Thorndale nighty from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Sept. 13. In a statement, the CTA announced that they will try to keep inconveniences to a “minimum.”

Some of the issues area residents may experience:

• There will be noise while the work is being performed.

Noise may include:

• heavy truck traffic

• engine noise from diesel track maintenance equipment

• beeping from backup alarms on track maintenance equipment

• There will be light in the work zone.

• Paths underneath the Purple Line Express tracks to enter garages, parking lots, entry doors, etc. via the alley will remain open.

If you have any questions or concerns about the work activity, you may contact the CTA by calling 312-681-2709 or emailing lphillips-thompson@transitchicago.com.


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