Eastern Expansion

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Construction Timeline

The East Public Transit Plaza construction timeline includes:

Monday, August 22nd – Construction safety fencing will be installed along the East Public Transit Plaza/Main Street sidewalk and extend around the South side of the East Public Transit Plaza footprint. At this point, the East Entrance Doors to the Station will remain open and accessible.

Tuesday, August 23rd – Construction begins.

Immediately Following Labor Day (Tuesday, September 6th) – Construction safety fencing will be adjusted to encompass the North side of the East Public Transit Plaza footprint. At this point, the East Entrance Doors will be blocked. Those guests who would normally use the Station’s East Entrance and Exit doors will be re-routed thru the historic front doors, followed by a short route along the Station’s front sidewalk. (See attached diagram for specific pedestrian routes).

The Union Station South Plaza parking lot will remain open during construction with only a small portion fenced for construction access. Parking attendants will be available for specific questions and directions.

Those who have parked in our West Yards Garage – equipped with ADA-compliant elevators – should follow the same pattern or continue traveling alongside the front of the building toward the pedestrian walkway of the Carriage Pavilion Bridge.

Visitors arriving to Union Station via The Link which connects to both the Westin Crown Center and Sheraton Hotel – and headed to the Streetcar – are asked to either 1) take The Link staircase or elevator (near Blue Cross Blue Shield building) to the Main Street level and follow traffic signals to cross, or 2) take The Link across Main Street to Union Station, follow the reroute signs to Grand Hall, then back out thru the Station’s front doors to the marked path back to the Streetcar stop.

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