Metra has provided the following statement on the status of the Main Street Station platform project:
Metra's proposed plans for the construction of the new Downers Grove Main Street station platforms were implemented for construction. During the demolition of the west halves of the platforms, we identified unforeseen conditions relating to drainage issues and matching existing conditions. We enlisted the support of a design consultant who has surveyed the station and is working with Metra to develop a proposal to adequately address these drainage issues while still meeting ADA requirements. Metra anticipates receiving an initial proposal today and construction to resume next week.
We realize our commuters have noticed the lack of activity on the construction site; however, we are taking this opportunity to ensure that the new platforms address the drainage concerns.