Our Projects

Beltway Corridor
B8

Summit Signalization

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Location

North Limit W 59th St.
South Limit 63rd St.
East Limit Archer Rd.
West Limit Service Rd.
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Daily Trains Affected

76 Freight Trains (CSX/BNSF)

6 Metra trains (Heritage Corridor)

10 Amtrak trains (Lincoln and Texas Eagle Service)

Communities Benefited:

  • Bedford Park, Bridgeview, and Summit

  • Communities served by Metra Heritage Corridor Service

  • Communities served by Amtrak Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service

Benefits

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.

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Scope of Work

Upgraded a 40 year-old signal system along the Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) Corridor from Bedford Park to Summit, Illinois.

Project Status

Phase I Completed
Phase II Completed
Phase III Completed
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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.