Construction Update
Madison/Wabash CTA Station Work Continues

Equipment and materials on Wabash Avenue, at the Madison/Wabash station.

Equipment and materials on Wabash Avenue, at the Madison/Wabash station.

The Madison/Wabash CTA L station closed for good March 16.  Its replacement down the street at Washington/Wabash, however, does not yet resemble an elevated rail depot. Crews long ago finished removing the old structure, built in 1896, leaving just two stations open along Wabash Street in The Loop; one at Randolph Street, and another at Adams Street.

While the L trains simply have one fewer stop to make, auto traffic is what really feels the pain of the reconstruction, as Wabash Avenue has been closed all this time between Washington and Madison, forcing all Wabash (which is one-way, south bound) traffic to turn east onto the one-way Washington Street. It’s a good place to go if it’s been awhile since you’ve heard lots of car horns honking.

Daniel Schell

Author: Daniel Schell

Daniel Schell is a West Loop social media addict who lives for Cubs baseball, good pizza, and big cities. If you bump into him on the street, it's likely because he's taking photos instead of watching where he's going, and he apologizes.

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