A project to remove and replace deteriorated concrete on Metra railroad bridges at 63rd and 64th streets in Chicago on the Metra Electric Line will require the closure of 63rd Street and 64th Street for up to eight weeks at a time, the rail agency announced today. The project is scheduled to start Wednesday, May 2.
The $1.2 million project includes the removal and replacement of deteriorated concrete from the bridge abutments and the underside of the bridge decks. The bridges’ structural steel will be cleaned and epoxy coating will be applied to the underside of the bridge decks. Concrete sidewalks and handrails will also be replaced and repaired.
Sixty-third Street between Blackstone and Dorchester avenues will close May 2 for eight weeks. Local traffic, including CTA’s #63 bus, will be rerouted to 64th Street. Oversized /overweight vehicles will be rerouted to 75th Street. Also, both entrances to the Metra station platforms at 63rd Street will be closed during construction. Please use the entrances at 64th Street to access the station. While the roadway and the station entrances will remain closed throughout the project, at least one sidewalk will remain open at all times
After work is completed and 63rd is reopened to traffic, 64th Street will then be closed to traffic for eight weeks while concrete work is performed on the underside of that bridge.