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Parking Changes Coming to Oak Forest Metra Station

Construction on the new Oak Forest Metra Station is going to cause parking at the current Metra Station to change drastically on Monday, Nov. 26. The main lot will be mostly closed, with parking moved to three adjacent lots.

Parking at the Metra station on 159th Street in Oak Forest will be a bit trickier starting Nov. 26, as the main lot is shut down due to the construction of the new Metra station at the location.

The new station, which broke ground on Oct. 25, is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2013.

In the meantime, commuters who take the train are going to have to deal with parking in new spots in three adjacent lots to the station.

Handicapped commuters will have spaces consolidated to the west side of the current station, with a new accessibility ramp near the west stairs. Daily handicapped parking payment can be made at the payment box near the parking area.

For all other daily commuters, parking is being moved to lots on Oak Street, 157th Street and Waverly Avenue.

Questions regarding the new parking arrangements can be directed to Oak Forest Public Works at 708-535-4090.

 

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