In July 2011, the Chicago Transit Authority Board approved a $10.3 million contract to replace the Purple Line viaducts at Grove, Dempster and Greenleaf Streets in Evanston as well as to repair retaining walls along Chicago Avenue.

The first stage of this project along Chicago Avenue is set to start Monday September 12. CTA contractors will repair the embankment wall along Chicago Avenue from Madison Street to South Boulevard. It is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 12th and last for six weeks until October 23.

As part of this work, the outer southbound lane of Chicago Ave. (from Madison Street to South Boulevard) will be closed throughout the duration of this six week project. One lane of traffic in each direction on Chicago Ave. will remain open throughout the duration.

If residents have any questions or concerns about the work activity, please call: Pelayo Enerio “Jhun,” City of Evanston Permits Engineer at 3-1-1 or 847-448-8311.