Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Red/Purple Line Rebuild To Begin Next Month: What You Should Know

A note from Uptown United about what's going on with the Red Purple Line renovations. Note that the Lawrence and Berwyn stations will close next month for three years. Much more information is below:

"Dear Uptown Community,

Spring is upon us, which means the beginning of major CTA Lawrence to Bryn Mawr station construction. There are several very important events, timelines, and resources to share with you today: 

March 2 & 4: CTA Virtual Town Hall
Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Station Construction

During the meeting, you will learn about construction activities in your community, the project’s timeline, and service impacts. March 2 will focus on Argyle and Lawrence stations, and March 4 will focus on Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations. Click here to register for one or both meetings.

Lawrence and Berwyn Red Line Stations Will Close in April for 3 Years

Temporary stations will be constructed at Argyle and Bryn Mawr. Click here to view a comprehensive overview of the entire RPM project. Want to know more about these station closures? Click here to register for an upcoming CTA town hall meetings.

“Open for Business” – Small Business Free Marketing Program

To help support small businesses, the CTA has developed a free marketing program called “Open for Business.” This program will feature a dedicated website and other promotions. 

If you are a business owner, click here to apply for this free program.

Once approved, the CTA team will contact to you for next steps to get involved in the Open for Business campaign. This program will launch to the public in the coming month.

Sign Up for CTA Alerts

Construction, street closures, and other updates are shared directly to your email. Click here to sign up for alerts.

New Station Designs

Lastly, the CTA unveiled designs for Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Red Line stations - click here to view the renderings. The new stations will include elevators and escalators, wider platforms, and other improved amenities to better serve the more than 4 million customers who enter the stations annually.

Argyle Station rendering - click to enlarge

Lawrence Station rendering - click to enlarge

Berwyn Station rendering - click to enlarge

Bryn Mawr Station rendering - click to enlarge

The Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization Project is part of the CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project. This $2 billion project will cause major impacts in Uptown, Edgewater, and Andersonville for the next 3-4 years.

Please contact Heather Saenger at heather@exploreuptown.org with questions or concerns."

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