I am writing to remind you that this Monday, October 29th, the CTA will close the section of Glenwood Avenue east of the tracks between Pratt and Farwell. The east sidewalk along Glenwood will remain open to pedestrians.
The street is being closed to allow for the construction of a substation along the CTA embankment on Glenwood east of the tracks between Pratt and Farwell. 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.
The work is scheduled to be completed in early 2014. During the vast majority of that time, the east section of Glenwood between Pratt and Farwell will remain closed.
The retaining wall east of the tracks will be demolished and the embankment excavated. In their place, the CTA plans to construct the substation and a new retaining wall. The substation will be constructed of red brick and cast stone with an ornamental iron fence and gate. The structure will be approximately 34 1/2 feet in height as measured from the street. A typical Rogers Park three-flat is approximately 38 feet in height.
To view the elevations for the new substation, click on the attachments below:
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 email@example.com or the CTA directly through Jeff Wilson, the CTA’s Government and Community Relations Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.