48th Ward Update- CTA RPM Meeting Tomorrow

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser
 September 21, 2021

Dear Neighbor,

Tomorrow night the CTA and Red Purple Modernization (RPM) team will host a virtual community meeting to share information about the next significant phase of the project. Crews have begun preparing to bring a massive piece of equipment, known as The Gantry, to the community. The Gantry is a piece of construction and engineering technology that hasn’t been used before in Chicago and will be quite the sight for us all! By using this self-launching gantry and pre-cast concrete girders, the majority of the new structures are fabricated off-site, which greatly reduces community impact of this project. See the video below of a computer simulation of how the gantry and pre-cast girders work.


CTA RPM Gantry Meeting
Wednesday, September 22, 6pm

Meeting via Zoom — REGISTER HERE

CTA Red Purple Modernization Project Updates

Hollywood Ave. Traffic Lane Shift & Sidewalk Closure TODAY

Hollywood Avenue will have a eastbound traffic lane closure between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Avenue from 9 am to 4 pm until Tuesday, October 12. Crews will need a traffic lane shift for drill shaft installation on the south side of the viaduct. The sidewalk on the south side of the street will be closed during stated work hours. There will be loud, continuous noise related to drill shaft vibrations and hauling material. Read the construction activity notice here

Ainslie Viaduct Demolition- NEXT WEEK

Ainslie Ave. will be closed between CTA tracks and Winthrop Ave. to allow crews to begin demolition on the viaduct. This will be an ongoing closure beginning Monday, September 20, 7 am through Friday October 1, 7 pm. Both sidewalks will remain closed throughout the week. Vehicles will be unable to access their garages from 1100 to 1122 W Ainslie which is located on the north side of the street.
Click here to read the full construction activity notice

Other Construction Activity and Community Impacts5/24-12/31: Extended Street Closure –W. Ardmore Ave between CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave7/19-9/24: Daily Alley Closures –Alley behind 5100 – 5258 N. Winthrop Ave7/26-9/24: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 4900 – 5062 N. Winthrop Ave8/23-9/10: Closures – W. Berwyn Avenue under the CTA tracks8/25-9/8: Extended Alley Closure – The alley behind 5700 – 5758 N. Winthrop Ave8/30-10/1: Daily Alley Closures – The alley behind 4700 – 4752 N. Winthrop Ave8/30-10/8: Extended Alley Closure – The alley behind 5500 – 5558 N. Winthrop Ave9/9-9/30: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5700 – 5758 N. Winthrop Ave9/13-11/19: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 5300 – 5458 N. Winthrop Ave9/14-9/28: Traffic Lane Shift & Sidewalk Closure-W. Hollywood Ave between the CTA tracks and N. Winthrop Ave9/17-10/29: Extended Alley Closure – Alley behind 5600 – 5658 N. Winthrop Ave9/20-10/15: Sidewalk Closures – W. Argyle Street under the CTA tracks9/27-10/30: Daily Alley Closures –  Alley behind 5100 – 5258 N. Winthrop Avenue9/27-12/3: Daily Alley Closures – Alley behind 4900 – 5062 N. Winthrop AvenueSee below for resources on getting connected to receive construction alerts, view archived footage of community meetings, and other information about this once-in-a-lifetime project for our community:Sign up for RPM construction alertsFollow CTA RPM on TwitterFacebook, and InstagramBookmark this link to an interactive map that shows street/alley closures & CTA service impactsVisit transitchicago.com/rpm for comprehensive information about the projectCheck out the Open for Business microsite to see how you can support impacted businessesOther Construction Updates

N. Sheridan Rd. ResurfacingW Bryn Mawr north to W Sheridan Rd, W Sheridan Rd west to N Winthrop AvePavement markings and bus pads will be installed in the next couple of weeks. 

Berger Park Shoreline Stabilization ProjectAs you may be aware, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Transportation are working on an emergency stabilization and shore protection project at Berger Park. Beginning on September 20, 2021 thru November 12, 2021 the work we are doing at this location will require intermittent curb lane restrictions along northbound Sheridan Road for deliveries of materials from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays. While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Berger Park to arrest further erosion and damage caused by several storms from 2020, and reconstruction of the gravel trail behind the revetment. These emergency measures will construct a rubble mound revetment and fill the eroded areas of parkland immediately behind the revetment.While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Berger Park to arrest further erosion and damage caused by several storms from 2020, and reconstruction of the gravel trail behind the revetment. These emergency measures will construct a rubble mound revetment and fill the eroded areas of parkland immediately behind the revetment. While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Berger Park to arrest further erosion and damage caused by several storms from 2020, and reconstruction of the gravel trail behind the revetment. These emergency measures will construct a rubble mound revetment and fill the eroded areas of parkland immediately behind the revetment. While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Berger Park to arrest further erosion and damage caused by several storms from 2020, and reconstruction of the gravel trail behind the revetment. These emergency measures will construct a rubble mound revetment and fill the eroded areas of parkland immediately behind the revetment. While the project is underway, portions of Berger Park will be closed. The work consists of placement of armor stone  Please feel free to call CDOT Resident Construction Engineer Mr. Imtiaz Khan at (630) 344-3518 or email imtiaz.khan@aecom.com if you have any questions on the day-to-day operations. 

Andersonville Water Main ReplacementService transfers are completed on the 1400 block of Farragut, with the final connection happening early next week. In order to do the final connection, there will be a water shut-off starting at 8am, and at the earliest the water will be turned back on by 12pm. After the final connection is made on Farragut, NPL will abandon the old water main, switch out fire hydrants, etc. Crews are on the 1400 block of Berwyn today, 9/17, starting the service transfers, which will go into late next week. 

W Foster Ave N Clark St to N Marine DrCrews are continuing the concrete work and utility adjustments. Street milling is expected to start on or around Monday, September 27, 2021. 

2021 Menu Projects
Residential Street Repaving Streets will be resurfaced on or around the dates listed below:1400 block of Glenlake – Between Glenwood and Greenview – 9/27900 block of Thorndale – Between the lake and Sheridan – 9/271200 block of Bryn Mawr – Between Broadway and Wayne – 9/285500 block of Wayne – Between Bryn Mawr and Catalpa – 9/29

Sincerely,Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward
 
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