|North Limit||W 59th St.|
|South Limit||63rd St.|
|East Limit||Archer Rd.|
|West Limit||Service Rd.|
76 Freight Trains (CSX/BNSF)
6 Metra trains (Heritage Corridor)
10 Amtrak trains (Lincoln and Texas Eagle Service)
Increased speeds of freight trains through the project area. Prior to the $3.2 million project, passenger trains often experienced delays due to slow moving freight trains that could not clear the intersection of the Heritage Corridor and IHB rail lines, resulting from the antiquated signal system. The B8 project’s upgraded signalization has reduced cross traffic interference with Metra and Amtrak trains on the Heritage Corridor.
Scope of Work
Upgraded a 40 year-old signal system along the Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) Corridor from Bedford Park to Summit, Illinois.