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Posted on: November 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Milwaukee Avenue Construction Update

From Pace:

NEWS RELEASE – ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – Construction prep-work for the Pulse Milwaukee Line southbound Oakton Station and southbound Main Station continues and favorable weather conditions will allow prep work to begin at least two more stations this fall. Barring inclement weather, work will begin at the northbound Touhy Station and the northbound Harlem Station on Monday, November 27, 2017. This preliminary work should take about a week, during which time sidewalk and roadway lane access may be restricted. Please watch for signs and temporary sidewalks. There are no detours or schedule changes associated with this work.

The bus stop on the east side Milwaukee, just north of Harlem (near the White Castle), will close to make way for the new Harlem Station. During construction, passengers should board and exit northbound buses at the stop located on the east side of Milwaukee just north of Howard. Touhy Station work will take place adjacent to the Starbucks parking lot at the southeast corner of the intersection and will not require any bus stop closures.

Bus stop location changes that began on November 3 remain in effect. The southbound Milwaukee/Main bus stop has been temporarily relocated from the northwest corner to the southwest corner of that intersection. The Milwaukee/Oak Mill remains inaccessible during this work. Passengers should use the bus stop about a half block north at the southwest corner of Milwaukee and Oakton. Signage will guide passengers to the alternate bus stop locations. Please see the table below.

Affected Stop
Alternate Stop
270 Southbound
(NW corner)
(SW corner)
270, 410, 411 Southbound
Milwaukee/Oak Mill
(SW corner)
(SW corner)
270, 411
(NE corner)
(NE corner)

Motorists and pedestrians should be alert when traveling through the area. Pace passengers are encouraged to sign up for email alerts about the routes they ride at Learn more about this project at


Pace is Chicagoland’s suburban bus and regional paratransit provider. Pace's family of public transportation services also includes vanpool, rideshare matching, community-based transportation programs, and, soon, Pulse, Pace’s new rapid transit network. Learn more at

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