One lane of traffic will shut down on Davis Street this weekend for work on the Purple Line, according to the city.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will close one lane between Benson and Elmwood avenues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25, so crews can lift equipment by crane onto the tracks.
One lane of traffic will remain open, but the sidewalk on the south side of Davis Street will also be closed. Flaggers will help direct pedestrians and drivers during working hours, according to the city.
The work is part of a Purple Line Track renewal program that began in May and is expected to last for seven months. Crews will replace more than 6,000 railroad ties in an effort to help reduce slow zones along the line, the city reports. It is the first major upgrade to the railroad ties on the since 1976.
Crews began working from the south, completing track work between Mulford Street and Lee Street first. Work will continue north along the line to Linden through November, according to a tentative schedule posted by the CTA.
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