The CTA has informed me that contractors will be pouring concrete beginning early Monday morning, August 19th, for the new traction power substation under construction on Glenwood between Pratt and Farwell.
This work will take place between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 19th. In the event of inclement weather, the back-up date is Tuesday, August 20th. The work is expected to generate construction noise for the entire 14-hour period.
Farwell will be closed at Glenwood east of the CTA tracks on Monday only and northbound Glenwood will continue to be closed from Pratt to Farwell on the east side of the CTA tracks, as it has throughout the duration of the project.
The CTA explains that the concrete pour is starting at 3:00 a.m. because the work needs to be set up before the rush hour and completed in the middle of the day during non-rush hour periods.
The new substation is designed to boost the electrical power on the tracks, which will help increase train speed and service reliability and reduce “slow zones” on the far north Red Line. For more information on the substation project, CLICK HERE.
As always, if major changes in the work plan or schedule occur, I will let you know immediately through my electronic newsletter and postings on my Facebook page.
If you have any questions, please contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or the CTA directly through Jeff Wilson, the CTA’s Government and Community Relations Officer, email@example.com.