As I informed you last week, the CTA is beginning the rehabilitation of the Jarvis “L” station more than one week earlier than planned. The station is now scheduled to close at 10 p.m. this Thursday, November 1st, and reopen on Thursday, December 13th.
In order to complete the station work in a safe and expeditious manner, the CTA has informed me they need to close Jarvis from Ashland to the “L” tracks for the six-week duration of the station work. This means through traffic and parking will be prohibited on that portion of the block. Jarvis will be closed beginning late Thursday evening, November 1st, and will reopen when the stationhouse construction is complete on Thursday, December 13th.
In addition, a small portion of the 7300 block of Greenview, from Sherwin north to the alley immediately south of Jarvis, will be closed this from Friday, November 2nd, at 8 a.m., to Monday, November 5th, at 12 Noon, to make way for 90-ton construction crane that will be replacing rail tracks. This section of Greenview will be closed again on Friday, November 16th to Monday, November 19th, and possibly on Friday, December 7th, to Monday, December 10th.
Finally, small portion of the 1500 block of Sherwin, from Greenview west to mid-block, will be closed fromFriday, November 9th, at 8 a.m., to Monday November 12th, at 12 noon. This section of Sherwin possibly may be closed again on Friday, November 30th, to December 3rd.
To view a summary and map of the planned street closures, click on the attachment below:
By moving the closure up by one week to November 1st, the CTA’s contractors will be able to complete the new platform installation before Thanksgiving, thus avoiding the need to reroute trains and impact service at Jarvis and Morse during the holiday weekend.
The earlier schedule also reduces the risk of weather-related occurrences, which could delay the station’s reopening. The later we move into December, the more problematic the weather becomes. As a result, the Jarvis station is now scheduled to reopen almost two full weeks before the Christmas holiday, rather than four days as planned initially.
During the six-week closure of the Jarvis station, Jarvis customers can use either the Howard “L” station (approximately four blocks north) or the Morse station approximately seven blocks south). As an alternate to rail service, bus service options are available two blocks east of the Jarvis station on Sheridan (#147 Outer Drive Express) or two blocks west on Clark (#22 Clark).
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.