Though land acquisition and state budget issues have caused the Edgewater Metra station’s construction to be delayed, Alderman Patrick O’Connor is hopeful that the project will begin soon.
According to a statement put out by the Alderman, he recently met with State Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans to make sure the Metra project is included in the new State budget once a compromise is reached in Springfield.
“I also spoke with Metra,” said Alderman O’Connor. “During this time of impasse, they are planning to fully complete the design for the station (which is currently about 90% done), as well as design and fund the work on the adjacent bridge.”
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