CTA Loop track work resumes this weekend

May 11, 2012 8:00:14 AM PDT
This weekend, crews will resume work associated with the Loop Track Renewal project and replace deteriorated rail and track components along the Wells and Van Buren elevated structure.

Work will require street closures resulting in bus reroutes; 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.

Friday Night Reroute: Affecting Orange and Pink Line Trains
From 9 p.m. Friday, May 11 until end of service (approximately 1:45 a.m. the following morning), Orange and Pink line trains will be rerouted from the inner Loop tracks to operate on the outer Loop tracks, and travel in a counterclockwise direction. During these times, Orange and Pink line customers will need to board and exit trains from the Brown Line (outer Loop track) side of the platform.

Saturday Morning to Monday Morning: Wells/Van Buren Track Closure
From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 12 through 4 a.m. Monday, May 14, the inner and outer elevated tracks along Wells and Van Buren streets will be closed. During this time, all trains serving the Loop elevated will operate along the Wabash and Lake sections of track.

All rail lines serving the Loop will resume normal operations at the start of service on Monday, May 14.

For more details see the CTA Loop Track Renewal page:
http://www.transitchicago.com/looptrackrenewal/

Reroutes for #7, #11, #14 and #126 Buses
From 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 until 6 a.m. Monday, May 14, the following reroutes will be in effect due to the closure of Wells Street from Madison to Van Buren; Monroe Street from Franklin to LaSalle; and LaSalle Street from Adams to Wells:

#7 Harrison and #126 Jackson
Westbound #7 Harrison and #126 Jackson buses will operate over their regular routes along Adams to Clark then will travel via Clark, Van Buren to Franklin and resume their regular routes. Eastbound #7 and #126 buses are not affected and will travel over their regular routes.

#11 Sedgwick
Southbound #11 Sedgwick buses will travel over the regular route along Wells to Washington then will operate via Washington, Clark to Van Buren and resume the regular route. Northbound #11 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

#14 Jeffery Express
Southbound #14 Jeffery Express buses will operate over the regular route along Washington past Wells to LaSalle then travel via LaSalle to Monroe and resume the regular route. Northbound #14 buses are not affected and will travel over the regular route.

The Loop Track Renewal project is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city -- and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.

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