The City of Evanston is conducting an engineering feasibility study to identify a preferred alternative for an intermediate station along the CTA Yellow Line in south Evanston at Dodge, Asbury, or Ridge Avenue.

The city is encouraging residents to take a new online survey to state your preference between now and Nov. 4.

Over the past several months, the three sites were analyzed to determine major opportunities and constraints associated with placing a CTA Yellow Line station at each location.

This process was completed at the second public meeting held Thursday and resulted in a recommendation to continue evaluating the Asbury and Dodge station locations and a recommendation to remove the Ridge Station location from further consideration.

Factors considered in the recommendation to remove the Ridge site include the close proximity to the CTA Howard and South Boulevard stations — within a half-mile walking distance from Ridge; potential impacts to the Oakton Historic District; traffic, operational and safety impacts on Ridge and other potential impacts resulting from a station at Ridge.

As the city continues to evaluate the remaining two potential station locations, it’s seeking public feedback on which alternative is preferred. 

The online survey can be found here.

No funding has yet been identified for the next of phase of this project, which would include environmental analysis and preliminary engineering and of the preferred station location.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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