Funding will be in place this spring for major renovations to the Jefferson Park Transit Center, 4917 N. Milwaukee.
The CTA plans to spend $25 million on upgrades and updates to the station, which serves more than 2 million riders a year on the Blue Line, UP Northwest Metra line, and a dozen CTA and Pace bus routes. About $5 million of the funding will come from local Tax Increment Financing districts.
Plans have not been fully developed. I look forward to working with CTA and Chicago Department of Transportation on a community driven process to guild this important transit investment.
The station was built in 1970 and served as the terminal of the Blue Line until the extension was built to O’Hare. Improvements are expected to include replacing canopies and walls, replacing lighting with energy efficient lighting, replacing stairs and escalators, and installing art to make the station more welcoming.
The CTA has not scheduled the start of construction. Watch this space for updates as we learn of them.