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Grade Separations

5th Avenue & Union Pacific Grade Separation

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North Limit W Lake St.
South Limit St. Charles Rd.
East Limit N 4th Ave.
West Limit N 6th Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

52 freight trains

58 Metra Trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Maywood


Daily, 8,600 vehicles and 66 Pace buses (#331) pass through this crossing. This project will reduce roadway congestion and improve safety at this location. The grade crossing separation will eliminate delay to nearly 1,200 vehicles daily, resulting in alleviation of over 7,200 annual motorist hours of delay. It will also eliminate the potential for collisions between vehicles and trains.

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Scope of Work

The project will consider eliminating the at-grade crossing of 5th Avenue and two Union Pacific Tracks on which Metra also operates commuter service. This will be accomplished by creating either an overpass or underpass for vehicles at this location.

Project Status

Phase I Not Started
Phase II Not Started
Phase III Not Started
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Project Location Map

Project outlines and locations shown above are approximations and do not necessarily represent final design and construction limits.