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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. Work was completed along the east abutment of the Des Plaines river bridge. The electrical work is almost complete at the Maywood Station and recently began at the Melrose Park station. The platform for the south side of the Melrose Park station began construction and should be wrapping up shortly. The construction portion of the western section of the project is estimated to go out for bid in Q3 of 2020 once Metra and UP finalize the agreement.
Information Updated:August 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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