Milwaukee District North Line riders who patronize the Deerfield Station should be advised that on Monday, July 6, a dozen parking spaces will be taken out of service as work to rehabilitate the station’s inbound and outbound platforms continues.
Metra forces began work on May 1 to replace the existing brick pavers and tactile surface with a new stamped asphalt surface and new tactile on both the inbound and outbound platforms. The Deerfield Station project also includes fencing behind the platforms and has an estimated cost of $500,000. The work is part of Metra’s annual planned maintenance program, intended to upgrade the conditions at our stations.
To minimize disruption to commuters, only one section of the platforms has been closed at any given time. With the completion of the first two phases of the project, workers have replaced the outbound platform. On Monday, July 6, work will begin on the north half of the inbound platform, necessitating the temporary closure of parking spaces #172 through #183. The final phase of the project will replace the south half of the inbound platform. Each phase of this project is expected to last approximately one month. Work will be performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Construction notices for all Metra projects, including temporary changes to train schedules, can be found at www.metrarail.com in the Service Updates section of the website.