Rail Relocation Information

Rail update August 2019

  • The Ash Street underpass is scheduled for completion in October, 2019.
  • The Laurel Street underpass work will start after the Ash Street underpass is complete.
  • Replacement of the 5th and 6th Street rail bridges will start in the fall of 2019, with week-long closures of 5th Street and 6th Street, unlike the original plan, which would have been over budget. Traffic will detour to 11th Street or to MacArthur Boulevard.

See more information at https://www.ilespark.org/news/ash-street-close-starting-november-6-underpass-construction/


The Rail Relocation website is at http://springfieldrailroad.com/newsite/

Project overview is at http://springfieldrailroad.com/newsite/pdfs/SRIP_ProjectOverviewFAQ_FINAL8-25-15.pdf

Open House comments has additional information at http://springfieldrailroad.com/newsite/pdfs/SRIP_OpenHouseCommentSummary_FINAL9-29-15.pdf

Hanson Design Report is at https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/783998/hanson-design-report-december-2012.pdf

IL High Speed Rail project…

Images of the proposed underpasses along the 10th Street Rail Corridor

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Yellow dots indicate residential and commercial displacements that are necessary for the project.