Ongoing Work at 80th Avenue Metra Station Will Interrupt Commuter Routines

Phase two of construction at the 80th Avenue Metra Train Station is officially underway. Certain parking areas and entrances will be off limits to commuters, village officials said.

Commuters at should note upcoming construction adjustments that could affect their daily routines.

With phase two construction of the pedestrian underpass underway, the circular "kiss 'n ride" drop-off on the north side of the tracks and the pedestrian crossing closest to that area will be closed beginning Monday, April 16.

Because pedestrians will be unable to access that crossing, they will be directed to two crossings on the east end of the north platform, according to a news release from the .

Effective Thursday, April 12, the parking payment stations on the north side will be located at the entrance to the pedestrian walkway off the parking lot.

The underpass is scheduled to be completed in late August.

This crucial safety feature will minimize the potentially deadly result when commuters attempt to beat a train or rush to their destination by crossing over the tracks," the news release said.

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