Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Demolition of Lawrence Red Line Platform To Begin On Monday

 A two-week project to demolish the platform at the now-closed Lawrence Red Line station will begin on Monday, July 26th.

The station, which closed last May, was built in 1923 and was operating long past its useful life. The $2.1 billion project known as the Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Program will totally overhaul all tracks, embankments, platforms, and stations between Leland and Bryn Mawr.

Demolition work will go on between 7am and 7pm on weekdays, and possibly the weekend, through Friday, August 6th.

According to the CTA, this is how the area around the station will be impacted:

  • There will be traffic lane shifts with flagger assistance within the work zones until the work is completed.
  • The parking lane on both sides of Lawrence Avenue will be closed within the work zone. 
  • Sidewalk closures within the work zone will alternate between the north and south sides of the street.
  • Alley access via W. Lawrence Avenue will be prohibited. 
  • Alley access via W. Ainslie Street to the north and W. Leland Avenue to the south will be maintained.
  • There will be noise while work is being performed, including:
  • General construction noise
  • Noise from demolition
  • Beeping for backup alarms on vehicles

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