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North Avenue, Damen Ave and Damen Blue Line Station Closing Soon

Announced earlier this week, North Avenue will be closed just West of North/Damen/Milwaukee Avenue for 70 days starting Monday October 13th through December 22, 2014. North Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic Sunday - Thursday from 9pm - 5am and Friday/Saturday from 9pm - 7am. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the street. Buses will be rerouted around the street closure.

Damen Avenue will also be closed to vehicular traffic in the overnight hours for a 63 day period from October 20, 2104 - December 22, 2014. The hours of the street closure will be consistent with North Avenue: Sunday - Thursday 9pm-5am and Friday/Saturday 9pm-7am.

The CTA issued a construction notice earlier this week and we are following up regarding details for where, specifically, both North Avenue and Damen Avenue will be closed.


Your New Blue Construction Starts October 20, 2014. The Damen Blue Line station at 1588 N. Damen Avenue will be closed from October 20 - December 22nd for station overhauls as part of the $492 million dollar Your New Blue project. The Damen stop will be undergoing station house upgrades and repairs including: signage, lighting, turnstiles and bike racks.

The CTA will be adding No. 56 - Milwaukee Avenue buses to the rush hour schedule during this time. This bus runs from Jefferson Park to the Loop and runs parallel to the Blue Line.


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