Station Access and Expansion


Station Access and Expansion
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Canal Street Lobby and Concourse Renovation (S1)

Design Objective: Renovate and expand the lobby on the east side of Canal Street to allow for greater pedestrian flow and increased natural light into the Concourse. Expand the Concourse to increase waiting and circulation space, removing existing congestion points that are especially problematic during peak travel periods.




Adams Street Entrance Renovation (S2)

Design Objective: Expand and better align the Adams Street entrance with the flow of traffic, and install an American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant elevator. The project will enhance the entry and egress of passengers into and out of the station, particularly during peak travel periods.




Jackson Blvd. Entrance Renovation (S3)

Design Objective: Expand and better align the Jackson Boulevard entrance with the flow of traffic. The project will enhance the entry and egress of passengers into and out of the station, particularly during peak travel periods.




Canal Street Elevator Access (S4)

Design Objective: Install an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant elevator to the Canal Street entrance of the Headhouse (Great Hall) on the west side of Canal Street. This will help improve accessibility to and from this recently reactivated space near the new Metropolitan Lounge entrance.




Additional Canal Street Access Opportunities (S5)

Design Objective: The design team will coordinate with the City of Chicago to explore opportunities for and feasibility of additional vertical access along Canal Street, which may be created as part of the Canal Street viaduct reconstruction project.