City of Chicago Department of Transportation Washington & Wabash Station

Rail & Transit
Construction Inspection
Construction Management
Chicago, IL

Ardmore Roderick served as a subconsultant providing construction inspection for the construction of a new station at Washington/Wabash in Chicago’s Loop. This project combines the nearby century-old stations on Wabash at Randolph and at Madison.

The new station located between Madison and Washington serves the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple lines is designed to become a gateway for Millennium Park and the Loop. The design and construction project is managed by the Chicago Department of Transportation and funded entirely by Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

Materials were chosen to allow visibility, reinforce the feeling of openness and to allow a visual connection to the historical corridor. The new facility enhances passenger convenience, improves train speeds, decreases operating costs and provides accessibility for all riders.

The station features:

  • New station meets ADA standards with new elevators from the street to mezzanine and platform levels.
  • Platform capacity will be enlarged from the existing 7’-6” width to 10’ to 13’ widths
    100 percent LED lighting
  • Reuse of a significant amount of existing structure and tracks
  • Bicycle racks to encourage alternative transportation
  • Recycling bins on the platforms
    Concrete Masonry Units used in wall assemblies sourced regionally
  • Structural steel comprised of recycled material, and metal fabrications used for cladding, wall infill panels, windbreaks, handrails and other items comprised of recycled content.