As part of the construction of a new substation along the CTA embankment on Glenwood east of the tracks between Pratt and Farwell, the CTA will close Farwell temporarily, from just west of the CTA viaduct to Wayne, beginning this Friday, January 18th, at 9 a.m. The street will re-open Monday, January 21st, at 5 a.m.
Parking on Pratt from Glenwood to Wayne also will be prohibited during this time period, but through traffic will be allowed.
Glenwood east of the tracks between Pratt and Farwell is already closed and will remain closed for the duration of the year-long construction project.
Some nearby residents may experience brief interruptions in electricity service at 1 p.m. Friday, January 18th, and 11 a.m., Monday, January 21st, as a result of this work so please plan accordingly.
The sheet piling work will be performed during a continuous 24-hour-per-day period from Friday morning until early Monday morning, so neighbors may experience some construction noise during the late hours.
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.