UPR – Chicago-St. Louis High-Speed Rail Upgrade – Illinois - Project Profile
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Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) is planning to upgrade a section of the Chicago to St Louis high-speed rail corridor in Illinois, the US.
The project involves the construction of new rail tracks between Mazonia and Elwood and a bridge between Joliet and Dwight over Kankakee river.
It includes the construction of two side-by-side bridges that would carry two tracks, supporting walls, pedestrian walkways and related infrastructure and the installation of signaling and safety systems.
The north bridge includes the construction of 174.6m long and eight spans. The south bridge includes the construction of 184m long and nine spans.
UPR will undertake the construction and Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project.
Illinois Constructors Corporation has been appointed as the general contractor.
Environmental study activities are underway.
The project involves the construction of new rail tracks between Mazonia and Elwood, and a bridge between Joliet and Dwight over Kankakee River in Wilmington, the US.
The US$102 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of supporting walls
2. Construction of pedestrian walkways
3. Installation of signaling systems
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