Chicago area’s Metra has broken ground for the Romeoville Metra Station, the first new stop on the Heritage Corridor Line since Metra’s creation in 1984. The ceremony was attended by Romeoville Mayor John Noak, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, and Metra Executive Director and CEO Don Orseno.
“Getting a Metra stop has been a village goal for a long time, so we’re very excited to break ground today,” remarked Mayor Noak. “Having another transportation link to the city will be a great benefit for residents as well as businesses.”
The Romeoville Station project has an estimated cost of $4.9 million, with construction scheduled to be complete in the fall of this year.
“Once completed, this new station will mean more people in Romeoville and the surrounding area will be able to spend less of their valuable time each day driving on congested roads or traveling to less convenient Metra stations,” stated Congressman Lipinski.
The Heritage Corridor Line runs between Joliet and Chicago Union Station.