Temporary closures to affect commuter lots as part of improvement project
Maintenance in the Route 59 Metra Station commuter parking lot north of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks is scheduled to begin Thursday, May 17and is anticipated to be completed by Wednesday, May 23. This work will result in temporary parking closures as curb and sidewalk repairs are performed.
The lot – which includes daily fee, permit, motorcycle and bicycle parking – is expected to remain open; however, sections of the lot will be temporarily closed by barricades. Work is scheduled to take place after 8AM each day Monday through Friday, and commuters must obey barricade closures even if they arrive before construction begins.
Pedestrian access to the station is not anticipated to be affected nor will the Metra schedules or station be affected by the project.
Maintenance in the Route 59 lot will include concrete curb and gutter repair and sidewalk replacement in May followed by repaving and new striping, which is scheduled to occur on weekends in June. This lot is part of the City of Naperville’s 2012 Municipal Parking Lot Maintenance Program that will also include work at the Burlington Upper and Lower, Kroehler, Fourth Avenue and Park View commuter lots later this summer.
The area around the Route 59 Metra Station commuter parking lot may be congested due to construction activity and equipment. Commuters and those utilizing the kiss-and-ride drop-off areas are encouraged to allow extra time in their schedules to accommodate any delays associated with the project.
All construction is weather dependent; notice of schedule changes as well as more information about the project will be posted to the City’s website at www.naperville.il.us/commuterparking.aspx, in the local media when possible and in the Route 59 Metra Station prior to and during construction.
The Municipal Parking Lot Improvement Project includes maintenance work at 20 City-owned parking lots that range from minor work such as sidewalk replacement, curb and gutter replacement and patching to major repair work such as resurfacing and seal coating. The parking lots are located throughout Naperville and include seven fire stations, four downtown lots, six commuter lots, the Naperville Police Department, Electric Service Center and Springbrook Water Reclamation Center.
Construction on all lots is slated for completion by October 2012.