Kiewet workers at the Morse “L” station are working three shifts of 25-30 workers for about 50 hours or so this weekend to replace more than 2,000 feet of northbound track.
This is the first phase of work on the Red Line Station Interim Improvement project. The project manager told me they started with Morse because they wanted to replace the track there to stop the leaking right away. There are at least seven commercial spaces under the station at Morse and Lunt.
At Granville, which closed for six weeks on Friday, workers were removing station fixtures, such as turnstiles and the station kiosk, in advance of bringing in heavy equipment for the station rehab. The CTA project manager said Granville is a special challenge because of the long platform with the sole entrance at the north end.
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(All Morse photos by Kevin O’Neil / CTA Tattler.)