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.