Construction of the Damen Green Line Station continues at 2001 W Lake Street in the Near West Side, under the management of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Initiated in 2017, the project has faced delays and a budget increase, now totaling $80.2 million. This development aims to reintroduce rail service to an area that has lacked it since the original station’s demolition in 1948. The original Damen Green Line station, constructed in 1893, was ultimately demolished 55 years later, alongside nine other stations, due to decreased demand and the CTA’s efforts to improve service efficiency.
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Initial neighborhood meetings have been held for the community spaces below the upcoming Red and Purple Line Modernization (RPM) across the north side. The project will run below and adjacent to the new track from W Lawrence Avenue in the south to W Ardmore Avenue in the north. Efforts are being led by the Chicago Transit Authority who brought on local firm Site Design Group to execute the work.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is making notable strides in the construction of the new Damen Green Line Station, located at 2001 W Lake Street in the Near West Side neighborhood. This significant infrastructure project, initially proposed in 2017, had encountered delays and cost increases, raising its value to $80.2 million. The station will occupy a previously vacant site at the intersection with N Damen Avenue, reinstating rail service to a location that had lost its original station back in 1948.
Additional funding has been rewarded for the upcoming CTA Red Line Extension across the South Side. The news of an additional $100 million comes after the Chicago Transit Authority announced $1.973 billion in funds earlier this year from the federal government. Led by the CTA itself, currently three teams are working on their proposals to build out the expansion and stations.
Major track work has been completed for the first portion of the Forest Park Branch Rebuild project from the Chicago Transit Authority. The multi-phase project was announced earlier this summer as part of a greater effort to reduce slow zones along the line and improve passenger experience. The work itself was led by the CTA and will continue with the complete reconstruction of the Racine station.