A construction project to replace both inbound and outbound platforms at the Schaumburg Station on the Milwaukee District West Line will begin Monday, June 24.
Sections of the platforms will be taken out of service during construction beginning with the east end of the outbound platform. The east end of the platform will be closed from the platform’s center crosswalk to its eastern end. The crosswalk at the east end of the platform, as well as the east sidewalk from the commuter parking lot, will also be closed.
Once work on the east end of the platform is complete, construction will shift to the west end of the outbound platform. The crosswalk at the west end of the platform, as well as the west sidewalk from the commuter parking lot, will also be closed. The kiss-n-ride drop off areas closest to the platform segments under construction will be used to stage construction materials and will be inaccessible to customers.
The station’s inbound platform will be replaced in two additional stages after the outbound platform is completed. Construction of each section of the platform is expected to take approximately six weeks. The work is part of Metra’s annual program to maintain, upgrade and replace worn assets.
As always, Metra customers are advised to exercise caution near the construction areas.