harris metra 050422HARVEY – State Senator Napoleon Harris, III announced a $20 million investment will be coming to Harvey to replace the platforms and add an elevator to the 147th Street Metra Station to make it more accessible to people with disabilities. 

“After years of disinvestment, the 147th Street Metra Station in Harvey will see a $20 million investment to make it more accessible to the community,” Harris said. “This upgrade is vital as it will assist with developing the social, economic, and environmental territory around this Harvey Metra location.”

It has been over three decades since the 147th Street Metra Station saw an upgrade. The project will replace the station’s existing concrete platform, headhouse, and passenger shelters and improve the station by creating a new entrance and adding bicycle parking. The new facility will also include elevator access to the platform, which will make it accessible to people with disabilities.

Through a competitive grant process, an Elgin-based contractor IHC Construction Companies LLC, will spearhead the project and has committed to subcontracting 25% of the work with women and minority-owned businesses.

The station will be closed beginning May 16, 2022, for approximately one year. Throughout the duration of this project, passengers are advised to access Metra trains on 144th Street (Ivanhoe Station) or 154th Street (Harvey Station).