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Eisenhower Transportation Corridor

POTENTIAL 1ST AVENUE BLUE LINE STATION IN MAYWOOD

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Extending the CTA Blue Line to 1st Avenue is relatively easy to do.

 

The CTA already owns the right-of-way from Forest Park to the east side of the Des Plaines River.  There are no graves or buildings to relocate.  CTA would need to construct a bridge across the Des Plaines River and build a new station.  Loyola Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital are 24/7 operations.  The Court House needs a jury pool multiple times every week.  A new 1st Avenue Station would enhance Maywood’s economic development opportunities and provide much better access to downtown Chicago jobs for Maywood and other communities to the west.