CHICAGO (AP) ó The Chicago Transit Authority says it will close a major
section of its Red Line train route for five months.
The CTA said Monday that it would close nine Red Line stations over 10 miles
on the cityís South Side starting in spring 2013. The closures would affect
the Cermak/Chinatown station south to 95th Street, the end of the train
line. The closures are part of a $425 million track replacement project. The
CTA says itís one of the biggest construction projects in its history.
CTA officials say the closures will let workers finish the project in five
months instead of the four years it would take if closures were done only on
the weekends. The CTA says it will offer shuttle service, additional buses
and discounted rides.