Metra breaks ground on new Romeoville station

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CHICAGO — Construction is now underway on Metra’s Romeoville, Ill., station. Railroad and local officials recently gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on the $4.9-million project that will add a brand new station to Metra’s Heritage Corridor line.

Located near the intersection of 135th Street and New Avenue, the Romeoville station will be the first new stop on Metra’s Heritage Corridor since the railroad’s creation in 1984 and the first new stop on any Chicago-area Metra line since 2011.

The new Romeoville station will provide commuters with direct access to downtown Chicago when completed this autumn.

The project is being funded in part by a $3.9-million grant through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Grant program. The village of Romeoville was also able to receive a supplemental grant from a state-managed transportation enhancement program that will give the station pedestrian access from 135th Street.

The Heritage Corridor line runs between Joliet, Ill., and Chicago Union Station.

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