Metra to Hold Public Meeting on Construction

By Samantha Abernethy | Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Photo by Flickr user vxla.

There will be a public forum to discuss plans for the upcoming construction to the Union Pacific-North Metra line on March 29 at Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N. Ashland, at 7 p.m.

Metra announced last week that construction to replace 22 bridges on the UP-N line would resume in April. The full construction project is expected to cost about $215 million.

According to the Metra release, the plans for the streetscape, station improvements and other information will be available at the public meeting.

“There will also be information available on changes to the direction of certain segments of Ravenswood Avenue along the west side of the rail line and the segment of Leland Avenue passing under the rail line,” it states.

Metra officials say construction won’t affect the train schedule like it did last year. The organization opted to spend $42.4 million more to keep two tracks in operation during construction


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