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Posted on: July 27, 2022

College Avenue Station Pedestrian Tunnel Temporarily Closed

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The College Avenue pedestrian tunnel in Wheaton is currently closed due to damage to the tunnel’s pumps and control system sustained during July 23 storms. The failure of this system is causing for there to be a significant amount of standing water in the tunnel, requiring its closure.

The City of Wheaton asks that commuters and others who use the College Avenue Train Station pedestrian tunnel DO NOT attempt to walk through standing water in the tunnel and to give yourself extra time to safely cross the railroad crossing above-ground while the pedestrian tunnel is closed. For your safety, you should only cross at the crossing gates and only do so when the gates are up. 

This closure is expected to last 3-4 weeks while the City awaits the arrival of replacement equipment. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your cooperation to help ensure the safety of all pedestrians. 


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