Tuesday, December 9, 2014

18th Street Bridge Will Be Closed for 4 Months;
Opening of New CTA Green Line Stop at Cermak Delayed

Well yesterday it was news that a new stop light was being installed at 14th and Wabash.

Today we're writing about a couple things that have been out for awhile, but in case you haven't seen them they're definitely worth noting.

First off, apparently the 18th Street Bridge is going to be closed starting tomorrow for at least 4 months:

In other local civic project news, the much discussed Green line stop at Cermak is definitely taking shape, but it was recently announced that it's opening will be delayed (via redeye):
Workers at Cermak Green Line Stop (via Redeye)
CTA riders won't be getting a new Green Line stop for the holidays.  
The city has pushed back the targeted open date for the new Green Line stop by McCormick Place to early next year, said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the project. In August, Scales said the Green Line stop was expected to be complete at the end of this year.  
At a civic luncheon last week, where CTA President Forrest Claypool discussed transit projects, an audience member asked Claypool when the Cermak station would be ready. He said "late spring."  
Scales blamed the subzero temperatures earlier this year for the delay. Scales also said the construction schedule was adjusted to minimize neighborhood traffic and Green Line disruptions.

There sure seems to be a lot of civic projects happening in the hood.

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