Three CTA Red Line stations in Edgewater that were scheduled to be shut down this weekend will remain open after construction work was canceled due to a high wind advisory, according to an email from the office of Ald. Harry Osterman, 48th Ward.
The Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr stations had been scheduled to close from Friday night through early Monday for the first of several planned weekend-long closures. Osterman’s office says the shutdowns are now scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 24 and run for at least six consecutive weekends. During the closures, the CTA says it will operate a free shuttle bus between the Loyola and Berwyn stops.
The construction work is part of the CTA’s major Red and Purple Line Modernization project, a yearslong program that involves rebuilding the Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations, as well as miles of track and structures. The project also includes the construction of a train bypass in Lakeview – aka the Belmont flyover – designed to eliminate slowdowns caused by a point on the tracks where Red, Purple and Brown Line trains must yield to one another. Phase one of the project is scheduled to run through 2025.
Osterman’s office has scheduled four community meetings on Jan. 28 and 30 for area residents and businesses to learn more about the timeline for the modernization project and its expected impacts.