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 this weekend will be installing steel casings (pipe) under the CTA tracks. The casing will be installed on Glenwood east of the tracks between Farwell and Pratt.
The work will take place beginning this Saturday, May 4th, at 7:00 a.m. and will continue until Monday, May 6th, at 4:00 a.m. The installation work will be performedaround the clock from Saturday morning until early Monday morning. The CTA has told me the work may be extremely loud, so please plan accordingly if you live near the construction site.
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.