Phase II East Side Reconstruction, April 2016
METRA and Union Pacific expect to start construction on the second and final phase of their project along Ravenswood in spring 2017. The project is expected to last approximately 3 years and this work is funded by the Federal Transit Administration. Phase II work on the east side will mirror much of the Phase I work on the west side which was completed in 2015. Phase II includes the construction of a new inbound Ravenswood station on the east side of the tracks between Leland and Lawrence, and the replacement of 11 bridges on the east side of the tracks from Grace up to Balmoral. Design and engineering work is being completed and the project went out to bid in fall 2016. A community meeting to notify residents and businesses of the work that is planned will be scheduled for this winter once a contractor has been selected. Click here for METRA info sheet.
Alderman Pawar broke ground for the new station on September 5, 2012.