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Stone Avenue Train Station
Reconstruction Project




The Stone Avenue Train Station Reconstruction Project is intended to improve connectivity and accessibility near and to the Stone Avenue Train Station. The specific scope of work includes improved pedestrian interconnectivity between platforms, train station, Burlington Avenue, Brainard Avenue and Hillgrove Avenue; removing the drop off area on Hillgrove Avenue and replacing it with diagonal parking; and increased bicycle parking on both sides of the tracks.


The project is being funded through a combination of sources including the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program, West Suburban Mass Transit District, Metra, and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).  The estimated construction budget for this project is $1.4M and is anticipated to begin late July of 2018.


The Village of La Grange has acquired Thomas Engineering Group, LLC (TEG) to provide Phase III Construction Engineering services along the course of the project.  TEG will be on-site during all project work activities and will administer the contract from conception through completion.  TEG should be considered as all project stakeholders’ primary point of contact for any questions or concerns regarding the work.

The work has been awarded to Kovilic Construction Company, Inc. and is anticipated to be completed in November of 2018.





 The work includes the construction of: 






The work will begin on the south side of the BNSF tracks, and will include the following:

  • Removal of the existing concrete and asphalt pathways and replacement with improved ADA compliant concrete sidewalks.

  • Removal of the bicycle parking pad with temporary relocation of the bike racks to the vehicle parking area immediately south on Burlington Avenue.

  • New illuminated and sheltered bicycle parking atop a 20’x10’ concrete pad which will extend from the south train platform.

  • New ADA platform turnaround area at the east end of the south platform which will include decorative retaining walls and fence.

  • Full landscape restoration with sod and mulch.

Following the completion of the work south of the tracks (tentatively scheduled for early September), the contractor will remobilize to the north side of the BNSF tracks to perform the following:

  • Reconstruction of the concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and ramp at the east end of the north (outbound) platform which will include a longer ramp and retaining wall, additional ADA access points, and exclusive handicap parking.

  • Removal of the existing pavement, sidewalk, and curb and gutter in the parking are immediately north of the shelter.

  • Extend the angled parking to the east with the addition of 9 parking spaces

  • Removal and of the existing ramps, stairs, and railings leading up to the sheltered platform.

  • New improved access including limestone staircases, architectural fence and rails, stone veneered retaining walls, and recessed sitting areas.

  • Removal of existing slope just west of the platform shelter which will provide nearly 100’ of additional bicycle parking.


Construction Updates

January 17, 2019

Week 26 Update

The project is starting to wrap up! By the end of this week, all areas will be open to the public.

A lot has happened since the last update. Limestone caps and limestone masonry veneer have been placed along the retaining wall of the outbound platform. The new fence has been erected atop the limestone caps and along the platform connecting to the existing fence. The remainder of the sidewalk on the north side has been poured around the new trench drains. Pavement markings have been applied to the parking area along the outbound platform, and those new parking spots are open. Once the railings on the stairs have been installed, the stairs will be opened.

The roofing system for the bike shelter has come out looking great! All of the timber was installed for the roof, and was followed by shingles and gutters that matched the existing shelter across the tracks. All that remains for the bike shelter roof is for the downspouts to be connected. The lighting system within the shelter will be installed in the next few weeks and will match the look of the lighting system on the north side. The new bike racks have been installed and will be accessible by the end of this week. Once the new bike racks are open, please begin using them rather than the temporary bike racks on the street.

We have been receiving many compliments from passersby on the look of the new improvements. We are glad that all of you are as pleased with the final product as we are.

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