Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Important Notice, 16 January 2013

Here is a copy of an email i received from Alderman Joe Moore this morning. There is a lot of activity on Glenwood this morning and i'll post pictures later today, but i wanted to get this information out as quickly as possible. It's going to be a very noisy weekend folks!

CTA to Close Portions of Farwell this Weekend; Electricity Service may be Interrupted

Dear Neighbor,
As part of the construction of a new substation along the CTA embankment on Glenwood east of the tracks between Pratt and Farwell, the CTA will close Farwell temporarily, from just west of the CTA viaduct to Wayne, beginning this Friday, January 18th, at 9 a.m. The street will re-open Monday, January 21st, at 5 a.m.
The street is being closed to allow for the installation of sheet piling. During this time, through traffic will not be allowed and parking will be prohibited.

Parking on Pratt from Glenwood to Wayne also will be prohibited during this time period, but through traffic will be allowed.

Glenwood east of the tracks between Pratt and Farwell is already closed and will remain closed for the duration of the year-long construction project.

Some nearby residents may experience brief interruptions in electricity service at 1 p.m. Friday, January 18th, and 11 a.m., Monday, January 21st, as a result of this work so please plan accordingly.
The sheet piling work will be performed during a continuous 24-hour-per-day period from Friday morning until early Monday morning, so neighbors may experience some construction noise during the late hours.

The new substation is designed to boost the electrical power on the tracks, which will help increase train speed and service reliability and reduce "slow zones" on the far north Red Line.  For more information on the substation project, CLICK HERE.
As always, if major changes in the work plan or schedule occur, I will let you know immediately through my electronic newsletter and postings on my Facebook page.
If you have any questions, please contact my office at or the CTA directly through Jeff Wilson, the CTA's Government and Community Relations Officer,

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