UPDATE: After a week's delay, the demolition has been rescheduled. All dates below are accurate.As part of the Red Purple Modernization project (RPM), the CTA will be demolishing part of the Argyle train viaduct next week. Work will run continuously from 8pm Monday night (October 18) through 7pm Thursday night (October 21).
This is what CTA says to expect:
In an effort to maintain track along the CTA Red Line, eliminate slow zones, and continue to provide quality rapid transit service, work will be performed that may affect your community. While progress sometimes comes with inconveniences, we will do our best to keep them to a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns about the work activity, please contact: LaTrice Phillips-Brown, CTA Government and Community Relations Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org"
- W. Argyle Street between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.
- Sidewalk closures under the CTA tracks will alternate between the north and south sides of the street.
- Access to businesses on W. Argyle Street will be maintained.
- Access to the Argyle station entrance will be maintained at all times.
- Residents south of W. Argyle Street will need to access the alley via W. Ainslie Street.
- Residents north of W. Argyle Street will need to access the alley via W. Winona Street.
- There will be noise while work is being performed:
- General construction noise
- Loud noise from viaduct demolition
- Running air compressors, excavators, and generators
- Use of pneumatic and gas/impact tools
- Beeping for backup alarms on vehicles