The Metra Pedestrian Access Improvement Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 13, 2019. The project consists of reconstructing the intersection at Riverside Road and Bloomingbank Road, installing brick paver pedestrian walkways, bicycle racks, and planter beds in front of the Riverside Train Station on Bloomingbank Road, reconstructing the sidewalk from the BNSF railroad tracks to Quincy Street along the east side of Riverside Road, installing new plantings, resurfacing the intersection and new electrical lighting.
During the week of May 13, a temporary fence will be installed along the front of the train station on Bloomingbank Road and saw cutting for pavement and curb removals will begin. Access to the train station will remain open from the station platform. During this time, all metered and on-street parking on Bloomingbank Road will be eliminated. Alternative metered parking can be found adjacent to Metal Mites on E. Quincy St, in the Parking lot behind 40 E. Burlington (former PNC Bank) or in the Green Parking Lot on E. Burlington. Beginning May 20th Commuter Lot 1 will reopen and those metered spaces will be available.
Beginning Friday, May 17, 2019, Bloomingbank Road will be closed and Burling Road will become a two-way street until after Independence Day Festivities on July 4th.
The project is expected to be substantially completed by July 3rd.
The Village is aware of the disruption and inconvenience this project will cause and appreciates your patience and cooperation during construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Kristen Marquie of Christopher B. Burke Engineering at 847-833-0129.
Check the Village website www.riverside.il.us for updates and sign up for the Riverside E-Flash.