Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: July 17, 2023; Updated Sept. 19, 2023
NOTE: On Sept. 19, 2023, an additional news release regarding this item was published confirming that construction work has been scheduled for Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2023.
As part of the on-going railroad crossing and station track improvements in Westmont, the Cass Avenue crossing will be closed on Saturday, August 26 and Saturday, September 16. This improvement project is being coordinated by BNSF and Metra.
On these dates, the crossing at Cass Avenue is expected to be closed to both motorists and pedestrians from approximately 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. There may be additional work scheduled at a later date requiring a similar closure. Construction on these dates will impact train stops in Westmont. Metra will not be making stops in Westmont on these dates. When the Cass Avenue crossing is closed, the nearest railroad crossings available to motorists will be Prospect Avenue in Clarendon Hills and Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove. BNSF will coordinate advanced warning signs and detours during the closure.
WEST PEDESTRIAN-ONLY CROSSING REMOVEDAs part of the Westmont station reconstruction project, the pedestrian-only crossing near Lincoln Street has been permanently removed. Commuters and pedestrians will be able to cross the tracks at Cass Avenue. This change is partially due to upcoming station and platform improvements that are currently scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2024. Additionally, the newly installed tracks have varying rail heights resulting in an inability to create a ground level pedestrian crossing that meets ADA requirements. Conversations are on-going regarding the possibility of a pedestrian overpass and underpass at this location.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please call BNSF Customer Service at 312-322-6777, or Metra Media Relations at 312-322-6776.