Loop Chicago

Washington/Wabash 'L' Station

About the Project

In January 2012, CTA and the City of Chicago announced a major project to construct a new station at Washington/Wabash in the Loop, combining the nearby century-old stations on Wabash at Randolph and at Madison. The new station will be located between Madison and Washington and will serve the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple lines.

Upcoming Closures & Impacts

Track Outages:

  Weekend of June 24th:  54-hour Full Track outage (10pm Friday night to 4am Monday Morning):

  •          Lane Reductions on Madison and Washington to bring in and out materials.
  •          Valet will be maintained on Washington as last week.
  •          Rivet busting will be taking place at the Madison intersection from 8am to 9pm each day.

Closer of Wabash from Madison to Monroe:

Tentative: July 18th (Pending Utility Coordination)

Madison/Wabash Intersection Closure:

Weekend of July 23rd (2am Saturday morning to 4am Monday Morning)

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Ongoing Closures & Impacts

  • Wabash Avenue is closed to vehicular traffic between Washington and Madison streets.
  • A construction zone is limiting traffic in the west lane of Wabash Avenue between Randolph and Washington streets.
  • Daytime lane closures are limiting traffic in the north lane of Randolph Street.
  • Sidewalk canopies have been assembled on the east and west sides of Wabash Avenue from Washington Street to just south of Madison Street.
  • The Madison/Wabash 'L' station is permanently closed. CTA riders are encouraged to board at Randolph/Wabash, located two blocks north, or at Adams/Wabash, located two blocks south.
  • Demolition of the existing Madison/Wabash 'L' station continues. This work will create noise during nighttime hours, including hammering, sawing, equipment, trucking, air horns, materials handling, etc. A demolition schedule is available for download here.

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Scheduled Completion

The new Washington/Wabash 'L' station will open in 2016, according to the CTA.

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