NEW HERITAGE CORRIDOR PLATFORM & ACCESS TUNNELS OPEN BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
The new Heritage Corridor Platform will open to the public on Monday, February 12, 2018. This new raised brick paver platform is located between the tracks for boarding of Amtrak or Metra - Heritage Corridor trains. Access to the center platform is thru two new pedestrian tunnels. The entrance for the south tunnel is thru the main portico entrance of the new train station located on Mayor Art Schultz Drive between Washington Street and Jefferson Street. The station building itself is not yet open to the public, only the tunnel. The north tunnel entrance is located on Mayor Art Schultz Drive between Van Buren Street and Clinton Street.
Both tunnels are equipped with stairs and elevators allowing for ADA access to the new platform. Because the new train station is not yet open, both Amtrak and Metra ticket trailers will remain open for ticket sales.
THE TEMPORARY HERITAGE CORRIDOR PLATFORM IS CLOSED BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
The temporary Heritage Corridor wooden platform, stairs, and ramp will be permanently closed. The structure will be removed entirely this spring.
MAYOR ART SCHULTZ DRIVE CLOSED BETWEEN JEFFERSON AND WASHINGTON STREETS BEGINNING MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
As part of the continued work on the Joliet Gateway Center transportation campus, southbound Mayor Art Schultz Drive (Michigan Street), between Jefferson Street and Washington Street, will be closed for construction of the new train station, beginning Monday, October 3, 2016.
One way northbound Mayor Art Schultz Drive, from Washington Street to the alley, will remain open to allow continued access to the temporary Metra ticket trailer. This area can NOT be blocked by vehicles for drop off or pick up. Please utilize short term parking within the available parking spaces only. Drivers are advised to exercise caution and seek alternate routes, if possible, when traveling in the area. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by December 2017.
For additional information, contact the City of Joliet Department of Public Works at 815-724-4200.