The city of Naperville is in the process of making facilities more accessible for people with physical disabilities, starting with the downtown Metra station.
Construction crews replaced concrete so that it’s more even with the entrance leading into the ticket building, making it more suitable for wheelchairs.
This is part of several efforts to make the station more compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Other initiatives: adding flush valves to toilets and lowering mirrors, shelves and soap dispensers inside the station’s bathrooms.
The Metra improvements come as part of the city’s overall “facility transition plan,” which will bring 22 facilities up to ADA standards, and is estimated to cost $2.5 million.
Naperville News 17’s Kevin Machak reports.
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