Union Pacific introduced operations are underway to construct a 3rd railroad line close to the present UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Street in Geneva to West Chicago, in response to a information launch from the town of Geneva.
The 6-mile stretch of recent rail shall be set 20 ft south of the present tracks from Peck Street to Route 25. Heading east towards Kirk Street, all three tracks shall be shifted, and the brand new line shall be constructed on the north facet.
The mission would require the short-term closure of the Western Avenue and the Third Road grade crossings in addition to the Route 31 underpass to visitors. The closures shall be staggered so just one crossing shall be impacted at a given time, the discharge said.
Union Pacific’s contractor stated work shall be happening seven days per week with prolonged building hours. Federal legislation requires all trains to decelerate and sound their horns when coming into building areas when employees are current no matter beforehand designated quiet zones.
Beginning this month, the contractor shall be staking and marking the mission space, establishing detours for the Fox River Path (which can stay open), and eradicating bushes adjoining to the Route 31 overflow commuter car parking zone. The lot was closed in July and shall be used for tools staging for the subsequent two years.
Development will start on the Fox River practice bridge spanning the Fox River from October 2022 to April 2024. Union Pacific has offered a schedule, which is topic to vary, concerning the long run visitors closures, together with:
Route 31 underpass – April to August 2023;
Third Road crossing – April to June 2024; and
Western Avenue crossing – June to July 2024.
Union Pacific is funding the mission.
Extra data is on the market on the town’s Third Predominant Line building internet web page.