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Projected Metra Station Timeline Announced, Updated Plan Adds 75 Parking Spaces

After being stalled for years, the long anticipated Edgewater Metra station’s funds were finally approved and released last March. According to Alderman Vasquez’s website, the new plans are to  add 75 parking spaces to the design.

State Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans proudly announced back in March that the funding was released by Governor J.B. Pritzker after years of fighting with Governor Rauner over the project. The Metra station, which will be located at Peterson and Ridge and will cost around $15 million to build and includes a covered portico, warming area and a vehicle entrance with a round-about for departing/arriving passenger pickup. Now it has been learned that 75 parking spaces will be added to the design with a small number designated for those who are  disabled.

Preliminary work on the bridge will commence this Fall as part of Metra’s caisson repair program. It is expected that the construction on the station will start Spring 2020 with completion Spring of 2021.

The Alderman said that he was thrilled to have a new transit option coming to the area and that Metra was asked by the 40th Ward Office to add the parking spaces to the plan.

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