Metra’s project to replace 11 bridges along its Union Pacific North Line on Chicago’s North Side will require the closure of some traffic lanes on Irving Park Road through June 6.
From May 27 through June 6, there will be temporary lane closures underneath the railroad bridge at Irving Park Road and Ravenswood Avenue. Traffic will still be permitted through the intersection; however, there will be temporary lane closures in both directions at various times (during normal working hours) for approximately two weeks, in order to accommodate painting of the new railroad bridge.
In addition, the same project will fully close Grace Street at Ravenswood Avenue in both directions through June 6 for construction and painting work.
The dates of all these closures are subject to change. Signage for detour routes will be posted at all locations. Damen Avenue is the recommended north-south route around the construction areas west of the tracks and Ashland Avenue is the preferred north-south route east of the tracks.
The work is being performed by Metra’s contractor, Lisle-based Judlau Contracting Inc., and is part of a $17.2 million project to replace 11 century-old rail bridges from Grace Street north to Balmoral Avenue on Chicago’s North Side.