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Edgewater Metra Station Design 90% Done, Funding Could Come Soon

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.

New Edgewater Metra Station Opening Delayed to 2017

Mock Rendering of Proposed New Edgewater Metra Station

Construction of the new Edgewater Metra station at Peterson Avenue won't begin until 2016, pushing back the opening date to 2017, according to a Metra spokesman.

A preliminary timetable released in 2013 had construction of the $15 million station beginning this year. Read the full article at DNAinfo.com.

Edgewater Metra Station in 2015 Excites Neighbors Despite Parking Concerns

Mock-up of new Metra Edgewater station at Peterson and Ravenswood in Chicago

Residents living near the Metra tracks at Ridge and Peterson avenues are bracing for big change to their neighborhood life.

With construction to begin in 2015, the new $10 million station planned for the area would offer a convenience nowhere to be seen in the western reaches of Edgewater: Quick public transportation downtown.

Read full article available at DNAinfo.com.

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