Sangamon Mass Transit District’s bus transfer center will return to 11th Street between Washington and Adams streets beginning Monday.
SMTD buses will run regular routes on Monday, which is Presidents Day.
The transfer center had been operating at a temporary location just north of the site since August.
SMTD managing director Steve Schoeffel said three of the four bus lanes are complete, as is much of the concrete surface work.
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Unlike the temporary site, the new site will have some passenger shelters added during the week, and will be a paved, organized space built for bus traffic.
“We are excited to be moving back to the newly updated site,” Schoeffel said. “This partially-completed facility will better serve the public now even as construction continues.”
The construction is on an SMTD facility that is the first phase of the Springfield-Sangamon County Transportation Center, called “The Hub,” an $86 million project designed to bring together Amtrak trains, SMTD buses, paratransit vehicles, airport shuttles and taxis just northeast of the Sangamon County building on Ninth Street.
The first phase is scheduled to completed by December with “The Hub” to be completed by 2025.
SMTD recently received $1.4 million from the State of Illinois to fund parts of its ongoing transit hub project and a maintenance facility remodel on Ninth Street.
Information on where specific routes will be located at the new site can be found on SMTD’s website.
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