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Maple Avenue & BNSF Grade Separation

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Location

North Limit Brookfield Ave.
South Limit Burlington Ave.
East Limit Elm Ave.
West Limit Arthur Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

40 freight trains

94 Metra trains

6 Amtrak trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Brookfield

Benefits

Daily, 10,100 vehicles and 70 Pace buses (#331) pass through the crossing. This project will reduce roadway congestion and improve safety at this location. The grade crossing separation will eliminate delay to approximately 2,200 vehicles daily, resulting in alleviation of over 16,000 annual motorist hours of delay. Since freight switching moves pass over this crossing, these delays can be significant for motorists. 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 Maple Avenue and four BNSF tracks. Metra and Amtrak also operate commuter and intercity rail service over these tracks. 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.