Posted April 13, 2018 09:04:03 Construction has begun on the CTA bus station in Lakeview, Illinois.
Construction is expected to begin in July or August, with work expected to last at least a year, CTA spokesperson Mark Zappala told Chicagoist.
The project is expected not to affect the Cta’s schedule.
Construction of the CTM Bus Station is a first for the CTS, which has two other stations: the new West Side station and the newly built South Side station.
Both stations are under construction and will open in 2021.CTA spokesperson Zappel said that construction is being funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The station’s construction was expected to cost about $100 million, Zappal said.
Construction on the South Side is being financed by the Federal Transit Administration, which awarded the contract to the firm CTS.
The station was designed by renowned architect David M. Czerny, who was born in Chicago and spent much of his childhood in the city.
The building is expected in the 1920s, Zoppel said.