GENEVA, IL — A Union Pacific venture to construct a 3rd railroad line close to the present UP-West railway in Geneva is underway, officers stated.
The venture, funded by Union Pacific, consists of constructing a six-mile rail 20 ft south of the present tracks from Peck Highway and Route 25. All three tracks going east towards Kirk Highway will likely be shifted, and the brand new line will likely be constructed on the north aspect, in line with metropolis officers.
The road will run from Peck Highway in Geneva to West Chicago.
With a purpose to accommodate the work, Western Avenue, the Third Avenue grade crossings and the Route 31 underpass will briefly near visitors. Officers stated the closures will likely be staggered to affect just one crossing at a time.
Beginning this month, the contractor will stake and mark the venture space, set up detours for the Fox River Path — which can stay open — and take away bushes adjoining to the Route 31 overflow commuter parking zone that closed in July to accommodate gear staging for the subsequent two years, Patch reported.
Union Pacific’s work will happen seven days every week with prolonged building hours, in line with metropolis officers. In accordance with federal legislation, trains will decelerate and sound their horns when coming into building areas no matter beforehand designated quiet zones.
This is a take a look at Union Pacific’s upcoming schedule: