EVANSTON SLOW ZONE REMEDIATIONCTA Track MaintenanceApril 22, 2013
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTODAY’S PRESENTATION• Background• Project Scope and Benefits• What to Expect• Tentative Project Schedule• Track Renewal Process• Efforts to Lessen Community Impact
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyBACKGROUND• Originally constructed in1908-12• Track last renewed in 1976• Typical useful life of 25 years• Currently over 6,700 feet(16%) of track-related slowzones
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyPROJECT SCOPE & BENEFITS• Goal to mitigate slow zones untila major renewal is funded• Selective track & spot tie renewal• Project Duration: 7 Months• Work will occur under singletracks on nights and weekends• Over 6000 ties replaced• Customers will experience asmoother, faster ride
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyPROJECT SCOPE & BENEFITS
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyWHAT TO EXPECT• Sunday through Thursday night workoccurring between 9PM and 4:30AM• Weekend daytime work between 7AM and7PM• Noise as work occurs• Work zone lighting• Minor delays to service and boardingchanges during single track operation• Regular track maintenance will continueweekdays 9AM – 2:30PM
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTENTATIVE PROJECT SCHEDULEPhaseAffectedWardsTrackFootageTrackSlowZone May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct NovMulford St. to South Blvd. 3, 8, 9 700 ftSouth Blvd. to Lee St. 3, 4, 9 3700 ft 2875 ftLee St. to Church St. 2, 3, 4 5200 ft 2732 ftChurch St. to Milburn St. 1, 2, 5, 7 4100 ft 821 ftMilburn St. to Isabella St. 7 3300 ft 1454 ftIsabella St. to Linden 7 500 ftConstruction Notices will be distributed to adjacent properties before workbegins in each area.
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTRACK RENEWAL PROCESSTie handler• distributes new ties• cleans up old ties
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTRACK RENEWAL PROCESSTie inserter• Removes old ties• Inserts new ties
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTRACK RENEWAL PROCESSProduction Spiker• Drives spikes into ties
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTRACK RENEWAL PROCESSBallast cars• Drops new stone ballast to fill in the track
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTRACK RENEWAL PROCESSBallast Regulator• Distributes and shapes new stone ballast
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyTRACK RENEWAL PROCESSProduction Tamper• Sets track alignment• Tamps (compacts) stone ballast• Creates a solid, smooth ride
DRAFT Presentation: For Internal Use OnlyEFFORTS TO LESSEN COMMUNITY IMPACT• Pre-construction coordination meetings withEvanston city officials• Biggest, most disruptive work will occur in springand fall• Structured work shift so that loudest work occursbefore midnight• Biggest production will occur on weekends duringthe day• Presentation to City Council members outliningproject scope and schedule• Distribution of construction activity notices prior tobeginning work in a given area• CTA Contact: Ryan Mouw, email@example.com
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