Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) is a transformative project designed to ensure a strong future for the CTA’s busiest rail line, that will modernize stations and structures nearly a century old.
RPM improvements in the 48th Ward include:
The RPM project will be the largest public works project our community sees in a lifetime. While this project will enhance a key asset in our community and serve future generations, during the construction our community will feel significant impacts. Our office is committed to working with neighbors and business owners to collaborate on solutions to the pains of construction.
In December 2018, the CTA announced their selection for a contracting team that will design and build the $2.1B RPM Project. After an 18-month procurement process, the Walsh-Fluor team was selected to execute an historic project for our community and the City of Chicago. Through Spring 2019, crews will continue to relocate utilities in the alleys adjacent to the train tracks, and construction on the tracks and stations is not expected to begin until 2020. We expect to begin holding community meetings with the CTA and the Walsh-Fluor team in spring of 2019.
If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Ally Brisbin in our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.