Thursday, April 19, 2012

CTA Loop track renewal work begins this weekend

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This weekend, crews will begin work associated with the Loop Track Renewal project in Chicago and replace deteriorated rail and track components along the Wells and Van Buren elevated structure.

Work will require a late night reroute of Orange and Pink line trains on Friday and a track closure in both directions along Wells and Van Buren beginning Saturday morning through early morning Monday.

The Loop Track Renewal project will replace special trackwork at the Tower 18 and Tower 12 junctions, which are located at Lake/Wells and Wabash/Van Buren respectively and nearly 11,500 feet of elevated rail and track components that are nearing the end of their useful life along: Wells and Van Buren streets; a small portion of elevated track along Wabash between Adams and Van Buren and the Hubbard Curve, which is located just north of the Merchandise Mart station. Work is expected to be complete in late-2012.

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