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A $4 million renovation project at Flossmoor’s Metra station is nearly complete.

Village officials announced Friday that the rehabilitation project at the station will be finished at the end of next week. At 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22 — approximately the end of the morning rush hour — barriers at the north pedestrian tunnel will be removed and the station elevator will go back into service.

During the year-long project, construction workers were on site nearly every day as a new platform and warming house were built. Still, the station remained open for the 1,000 passengers who use it every weekday.

Other features at the renovated station include:

  • New LED platform lighting designed to match the village’s existing street lights. (The Village of Flossmoor is providing funding to cover some of the costs of the new lighting.)
  • The replacement of the existing accessible ramp, stair, and trench drain on the northwest side of the tunnel and all of the trench drain inside the tunnel.
  • Repairs to the concrete bridge columns on the south side of the station.
  • New retaining walls on the southwest side of the station and on the northwest side of Flossmoor Road.
  • A new stairway for the northeast side of the depot.

Following the start of the project last May, construction crews first rebuilt the stairs and platform on the south side of the station. Last fall, the process was reversed and the stairs and platform on the north end of the station were renovated.

The project was primarily funded with proceeds from Metra’s share of the state bond program.

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