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CTA to close Brown Line's Kimball station during infrastructure work


On Saturday, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will close for nine days the Kimball Station on the Brown Line so crews can replace 50-year-old track and rail system components.

Crews will replace about 700 feet of deteriorated ties, ballast and special track components, and the power and signaling systems along the three sets of track that feed into the Kimball Station terminals, CTA officials said in a press release. The work is being performed by Kiewit Infrastructure Co., with a total construction budget of $4.6 million.

The project is part of CTA's efforts to bring its infrastructure to a state of good repair.

"This work is essential to ensuring that we provide safe and reliable service to the 1.3 million customers who access Brown Line trains via the Kimball station each year," said CTA President Forrest Claypool.

While Kimball Station is closed, the Kedzie Station, about 0.4 miles southeast of Kimball, will serve as the route terminal.