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Residents Bracing For Construction At Morse Red Line Stop

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Neighbors and businesses along the Red Line tracks south of Morse are bracing for a weekend of pile driving as the CTA puts in a new substation.

Alderman Joe Moore suggested the community brace for weekend work and the Artistic Director at Lifeline Theater says she’s ready.

“They are improving viaducts that haven’t been touched since Grant was president or something, so you know obviously we need to invest in our infrastructure.”

Dorothy Milne who is overseeing Fillet of solo this weekend says the audience shouldn’t notice the work nearby.

“Because we are a block away from what I understand to be the center of the noise,” said Milne.

Just south, Ron Reizner, proprietor of Armilla plans to spend the weekend with arms outstretched below his wall of art glass.

“Wonderfully, vintage glass vases, candlestick holders and glass ashtrays, all sorts of wonderful thing,” said Reizner.

Reizner says he’s less concerned about more durable acquisitions, a giant doll castle nestled in an aqua rowboat.

The CTA says its most of the major work on the new Red Line power station below Morse should be over sometime Monday.