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Neighbors of Kane County

Third level now open in parking deck

May 28, 2015 01:15PM ● By Katelyn Nelson

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck’s capacity has increased by 180 spaces with the opening of the new third tier expansion. Construction on the $4.5 million project began in August and was funded entirely by grants through Metra. The structure was shut down for six months before work was substantially completed in late January. The first two levels reopened to commuters and downtown visitors Feb. 1, but the third tier remained closed as crews had to wait for warmer weather to seal, stripe and paint the new addition. The daily fee parking remains $2 and free during the evening and weekends. The total deck capacity is now 540 spaces. The facility was expanded in order to accommodate parking that will be lost as part of Union Pacific’s future plans to add a third rail line, which will remove some existing surface parking lots.