CTA Red Line closed Cermak-Chinatown to 95th starting May 19

A CTA Red Line sign is seen in this file photo.

May 17, 2013 9:23:00 AM PDT
On May 19, the CTA's Red Line reconstruction project begins, which means there will be no service from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th Street.

Red Line reconstruction will last for five months.

Crews will rebuild the line, and that's expected to take 20 minutes off commutes- when the project is finished. Until then, the CTA is offering bus services and alternative routes at http://www.transitchicago.com/redsouth/