Commuter Parking Lot Changes - Fall 2020
North Parking Lots Closing Indefinitely
The shift from commuting to telecommuting during the COVID-19 pandemic has left Metra ridership down nearly 90 percent system-wide. With only 30 to 50 cars occupying the nearly 1,000 parking spots at the Roselle Metra Station lots on a daily basis, the Village Board recently approved changes to parking at the station to better accommodate current trends.
Effective November 22, 2020, all commuter daily fee and permit parking in the North Parking Lots off of Lawrence Avenue will be closed, with all parking moving to the South Parking Lot, accessible from Irving Park Road, and the Maple Avenue Parking Lot, across the street from McDonald’s. Click here to see a diagram of the Roselle Metra Station parking lots.
The decision to close the North Parking Lots is based on the increased cost to maintain the lots by plowing and salting them during the winter. Additionally, an anticipated construction project may impact access to the North Lots. Reopening the North Lots will be revisited with increased commuter demand.
Lot Re-Striping Scheduled, All Spots Will Be Numbered
All parking spaces at the train station will be re-striped and numbered starting November 9 in order to transition to a park by-license-plate program by mid-2021. This will allow all commuters, whether they have a parking permit or are using daily fee options, to park in any available numbered space. For permit holders, permit placards must be displayed. For daily fee users, fees can be paid at the payment kiosk or on the Parkmobile website.
Quarterly Parking Permits Will Go On Sale In December
To prepare for this transition, and with the significant reduction in parking permit demand, only quarterly parking permits will be sold starting January 1, 2021. These changes will provide commuters and the Village with additional flexibility during this unprecedented time and beyond.