Third Mainline – 123rd Street to Cal Sag Channel
|North Limit||123rd St.|
|South Limit||Cal Sag Channel|
|East Limit||Western Ave.|
|West Limit||S Kostner Ave.|
77 Freight Trains (IHB, CSX, UP, BNSF, CN, NS, CP, Iowa Interstate)
Prior to completion of this project freight trains destined to Barr and Blue Island Yards to the east waited at this location for access to the yards, creating congestion on the main line tracks. The new third main line track now provides additional capacity for trains passing through the area to proceed around trains waiting for yard access.
Scope of Work
Construction of a third main line along the Indiana Harbor Belt. Upgrading of some existing track at interlockings, where two tracks cross. Includes a new rail bridge over 127th Street and associated signal work.