Friday, October 30, 2009
Parking lot reconstruction at the Metra, Lake Forest commuter rail station. Lake Forest Illinois USA. August 2009.
2009 was a major year for road construction as well as many bridge and infrastructure improvements in the greater Chicagoland area. I took this photo in August of 2009. This is the south auxiliary parking lot at the Metra, Lake Forest Illinois commuter rail station. This extra parking section was in the process of getting a makeover at the time, as the original asphalt was already stripped off of the parking lot road surface.
There were mo construction crews on duty the overcast day of My visit, wich gave Me the opportunity to photograph the unique heavy equipment up close. Seen here is one of the heavy duty road rollers. Many decades ago...these were refered to as "Steam Rollers". Internal combustion engines eventually laid that title to rest on these machines.