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Wilson Red Line Construction To Cause Street Closures, Noise

By Mina Bloom | April 6, 2015 5:47am
 View from the Wilson Red Line stop of crews demolishing concrete elevated tracks.
View from the Wilson Red Line stop of crews demolishing concrete elevated tracks.
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UPTOWN — As construction crews continue to work on repairing the Wilson Red Line tracks, residents should expect street closures and noise.

From now until July 31, prepare for noise and dust, as crews will be demolishing the concrete "L" tracks west of Wilson Avenue between Leland and Sunnyside avenues from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily — including weekends, the CTA warned.

Also, some streets and sidewalks will be closed off to all traffic due to construction this weekend beginning 9 a.m. Friday until 4 a.m. April 13, according to the CTA.

While crews work on the viaduct at Broadway and Leland, Broadway will be closed to all traffic from Leland to Wilson.

Leland will also be closed to all traffic from Broadway to Winthrop Avenue as will Clifton Avenue at Broadway.

The sidewalk on the north side of Leland will be closed from Winthrop to Broadway. But both the sidewalk on the south side of Leland and the sidewalks on Broadway will remain open.

Construction on the Wilson Red Line renovation project is expected to be completed in 2017. In addition to building a more modern and accessible station, Ald. James Cappleman (46th) would like to see an indoor farmers market move into one of the station entrance buildings. But bidding for the project won't start until 2017.

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