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Installation of new rail

August 27, 2021 @ 7:00 am - October 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Summary 

Workers will install a new contact rail and rail ties, install new duct banks, and make other necessary upgrades to the yard, near the 6th Street Bridge. The purpose of this work is to electrify the existing non-powered tail track to allow for a faster train turnaround. The work will be completed in the Metro Division 20 yard. 

Work will be ongoing on weekdays for 3 months. Weekday work will be performed from 7am to 4pm. 

The construction consists of excavation, trenching, removing and adding a new contact rail, installing rail ties, removing signage in the yard, electrical work, and duct bank installation. Intermittent noise may occur during this activity. 

Noteworthy 

Please note intermittent noise may happen during the construction activity. 

 Essentials 

The Division 20 Portal Widening and Turnback Facility Project will enhance the Division 20 Rail Yard to allow for improved service times throughout the Metro Red/Purple Line system. 

What to Expect 

What: Excavation, trenching, removing and adding a new contact rail, installing rail ties, removing signage in the yard, electrical work, and duct bank installation. 

Where: Southernmost part of the Division 20 Yard, near the 6th Street Bridge. 

When: Monday through Friday, Weekdays. 

Hours of Construction: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Weekdays. 

Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. Work activity is subject to weather conditions. For questions or complaints, contact our project hotline at 213.922.6934 or email div20portalwidening@metro.net

Details

Start:
August 27, 2021 @ 7:00 am
End:
October 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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