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This project provides for an outside contractor to replace ties, track fasteners, footwalks, and incidental signal and traction power. This project will also improve deteriorated ballasted track and grade crossing conditions with tie renewal, grade crossing improvements, selective ballast replacement, and rail grinding on the Ravenswood line (Brown Line) between Western and Kimball. Finally, the project will include the replacement of contact rails and chairs.

Service Board:Chicago Transit Authority
Program Category:Track & Structure
Overall Status:Substantially Complete
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:The contractor was selected and Notice-To-Proceed was issued in July 2019. The contractor completed all field construction work as well as punchlist items. Project closeout is ongoing and is expected to be completed in June 2020.
Information Updated:May 2020
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