The final countdown is underway to the closure of the CTA’s Red Line on Chicago’s South Side.
Beginning at 2 AM Sunday, the Red Line will be closed from Cermak south to 95th Street for five months.
The train tracks will be re-built during that time.
The CTA launched an information blitz in recent weeks, using “Ambassadors” to inform riders about the closures and alternate transportation options.
Free shuttle buses will be offered for Red Line riders. The buses will take riders to the Green Line. Metra is always offering special 10-ride tickets to be combined with a CTA pass for use on the Rock Island Line and the Electric line.
The $425 million project is expected to be completed in October.
You can find out more about the project at http://www.transitchicago.com/dr-track/