“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
No, no – not the mailman! The CTA Tattler.
Though Chicago Public Schools and many businesses are taking a snow day, I am your CTA courier with news today about the Blue Line slow zones.
A reader recently asked about the work on the Blue Line between Western and Logan Square. The CTA confirmed that crews are performing track upgrades (tie renewal work) in that area. They are currently working near Fullerton. A
15 mph speed restriction is in place.
work is completed the speed restriction is lifted from that area. They
will be working on elevated sections through the summer.
Now before we get the screechers out there saying: “Liars! They did slow zone work on the Blue Line not too long ago.”
Well, yes, that is true. But that work was done between Addison and O’Hare, and in the Dearborn subway. Work for this project is different in that it’s taking place on the elevated structure and was not part of the scope for the previous projects. The previous work focused on the locations that, at the time, were most in need of repair.