Naperville Metra Station Improvements

Construction on the Naperville Metra Station located at 105 E. 4th Ave. will begin on Monday, September 25. Work on the roof, soffit, fascia and exterior brick of the building is expected to take up to six weeks to complete. Work will be divided into three two-week phases to keep the station open and minimize the disruption to commuters.

Construction is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather dependent. During each phase of the work, a section of the building will be fenced off and temporary barricades, flaggers and signage will be in place to direct commuters when necessary.

While no services will be shut down completely during construction, commuters should expect some changes to station access, number of accessible daily fee machines and placement of bike racks throughout various phases of the project. Commuters are asked to plan accordingly for these changes. 

Phase 1

PHASE 1 COMPLETE

During Phase 1, the east covered roof area of the station will be fenced off with 6' mobile construction fencing. All construction material will be kept inside the construction area During the day, a tractor lift will be used to safely remove clay tiles from the roof and discard them in a dump truck to be hauled off site and new asphalt shingles applied. During this operation, temporary barricades, flaggers and signage will be in place to direct commuters.

During Phase 1, two daily fee machines, several bike racks and the east entry doors to the station will NOT be accessible. Commuters are encouraged to plan accordingly for these restrictions. Temporary bike racks will be placed elsewhere on the property. 

Phase 2

Estimated dates: October 9 - 10

This phase of the project will focus on the center of the building and will require the main front entry to be fenced along 4th Avenue and to the edges of the building. Phase 2 should not impact commuter access to daily fee machines or bike racks but is anticipated to cause some delay for commuters being dropped off directly in front of the building, as motorists will not be able to drive up to the covered area of the front door.

During this phase of the project commuters will have access to daily fee payment machines on the east and west side of the station building as well as all bicycle racks.

Phase 3

Estimated dates: October 11 - 25

Phase 3 will not begin until the contractor has completed Phase 2. This is intended to minimize the impact of construction on commuters.

During Phase 3, the west covered roof area of the station will be fenced off with 6' mobile construction fencing. All construction material will be kept inside the construction area. During the day, a tractor lift will be used to safely remove clay tiles from the roof and discard them in a dump truck to be hauled off site and new asphalt shingles applied. During this operation, temporary barricades, flaggers and signage will be in place to direct commuters.

The two daily fee parking machines, bike racks and west entrance door will not be accessible by commuters during this phase of construction.