December 12, 2018 | Posted by Martin Sorge

The CTA Board approved a contract for "the largest and costliest construction project in CTA history: the massive $2.1 billion Red and Purple Line modernization."

From the Chicago Tribune:

“The CTA board on Wednesday approved contracts for the largest and costliest construction project in CTA history: the massive $2.1 billion Red and Purple Line modernization

The Red and Purple Line project will rebuild stations, bridges and track along a century-old corridor between Lawrence and Bryn Mawr avenues on the Red Line, the agency’s busiest line, CTA officials said. The construction also will include a controversial bypass that will take Brown Line trains above Red and Purple Line trains north of the busy Belmont station, CTA officials said.

Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2019, with the entire project to be completed in 2025, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said.

Read the full article at the Chicago Tribune.

Learn more about the Lawrence-to-Bryn-Mawr Modernization (LBMM) Project, part of phase one of the larger Red-Purple Modernization (RPM) Project.