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Red Line South Reconstruction Coming Along Nicely, According To CTA

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 8, 2013 10:20PM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel took some time last week to highlight the progress of the Red Line South reconstruction project and said the project, now seven weeks in, is moving along swimmingly and on budget. (Of course, things could be different if the Inspector General's office wants to see proof of that.)

This video from the Tribune shows Emanuel, CTA President Forrest Claypool and CTA Board chairman Terry Peterson walking along gravel at the 47th Street station, which Emanuel says is proof the project is doing fine. The CTA has ripped up 10 miles of tracks, ties, third rail and ballast from Cermak/Chinatown and 95th Street. All stations on the South Branch except for 95th Street are expected to be rehabbed by the time the project is complete. (The 95th Street station will be completely rehabbed in 2014.)