Good news, Rogers Park: The Loyola Red Line station is set to get a major upgrade. The CTA announced yesterday that, thanks to a federal grant, the station will get a $18.5-million facelift. Much of that money will go towards new lighting and viaduct improvements (like many viaducts around town, the pillars are looking a bit crumbly these days) and new lighting, and the station entrance will be moved from its current location under the viaduct to a small plaza to the north. Design work is currently underway, and construction on the new station is set to begin next spring. Viaduct work could begin as soon as August.
· CTA Rennovations "On-Track" for Loyola Red Line Station [Loyola]
· Loyola station to get $18 million facelift, new entrance [CTA Tattler]