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This project is part of a public-private partnership between Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad to construct a new third main line track. The segments funded under this project are located between mileposts 10.0 and 11.8 in Maywood and Melrose Park and between mileposts 32.1 and 38.4 in West Chicago and Geneva.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Modernization
Overall Status:Construction
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Construction continues for the Eastern Section. UP performed the third track cutover and placed the other tracks in service. The permanent fence continues construction east of the Des Plaines River as well as the retaining wall east of the Maywood Station. Work will continue along the east abutment of the Des Plaines river, west bank of the river landscaping, and permanent fence installation. The construction of the western section is estimated to go out for bid in 2019-Q4 or 2020-Q1.
Information Updated:January 2020
Related Transit Assets
Metra Rail Lines:Union Pacific West Line
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook, DuPage, Kane
Municipalities:Bellwood, Geneva, Maywood, Melrose Park, River Forest, West Chicago
US Congressional Districts:14 Lauren Underwood, 4 Chuy Garcia, 6 Sean Casten, 7 Danny Davis
Illinois Senate Districts:25 Jim Oberweis, 33 Donald P. DeWitte, 39 Don Harmon, 4 Kimberly A. Lightford
Illinois House Districts:49 Karina Villa, 50 Keith R. Wheeler, 65 Dan Ugaste, 7 Emanuel Chris Welch, 77 Kathleen Willis
County Board Districts:Cook 1, Cook 16, Cook 9, DuPage 6, Kane 11, Kane 13
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:DuPage, Kane/Kendall, North Central
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