CTA explains Red Line South project at Saturday meeting; Granville station reopens Friday

The CTA will host the third in a series of public meetings about the Red Line South Track Renewal Project from 10 am to noon on Saturday at the National Teachers' Academy, 55 W. Cermak Rd.

CTA officials will explain the work, answer questions and receive feedback from customers who will be impacted by the project, set to begin in May 2013. The CTA will shut down the Red Line from Cermak/Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan for five months to totally rebuild the tracks.

Meanwhile, at the north end of the Red Line, Granville station will reopen at 10 pm Friday night after six weeks of closure for a station and track bed rehab. Granville is the first station to be finished under the $86 million Red Line North Interim Improvement project. The Morse station is currently closed till Aug. 10 for a six-week overhaul.

Those who live or work near the north Red Line can keep tabs on the project and contribute tips and photos via CTA Station Watch, a crowd-sourced website. To contribute, tweet news of the station projects with hashtags like this -- #morsecta, #argylecta etc – and they'll appear on the site. Or post photos through Facebook.

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