Roosevelt Road & Union Pacific Grade Separation
52 Freight Trains
58 Metra Trains
Daily, 33,600 vehicles cross the tracks on Roosevelt. This project reduced vehicle delays and improved safety at the location where Roosevelt Road, a primary arterial road and state designated truck route, previously crossed the UPRR at a very skew angle. Approximately 3,800 vehicles were previously delayed at this location daily. This project eliminated 18,490 annual motorist hours of delay. By grade separating the roadways from the railroad tracks, the potential for crashes due to the long, skewed at-grade crossing has been eliminated.
Scope of Work
This project grade separated IL Route 38 (Roosevelt Road) and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in West Chicago, IL. The project involved the realignment of the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Kautz Road on a grade separated structure over the UPRR tracks. IL Route 38 was shifted south of the old alignment and now crosses the UPRR tracks on a new overpass structure west of the old grade crossing. Kautz Road was realigned to intersect IL Route 38 at 90-degrees on the new overpass. A bike path along the west side of Kautz Road was also realigned as part of this project. The traffic signal was modernized and the turning movements are improved by the new 90-degree alignment of the intersecting highways. An enclosed storm sewer system is used to convey stormwater runoff.
Project Location Map
Project outlines and locations shown above are approximations and do not necessarily represent final design and construction limits.