Normal, IL: USD7.3 million pedestrian grade separation

24 Apr

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved the construction of a grade-separated pedestrian route
over the railway at Uptown Station, Normal, Nr Bloomington. Tenders for the project which, including lifts, has been assessed as likely to cost in the region of USD7.3 million are expected to be available this summer to allow the project to be completed by the end of 2015.

The justification for this project is the safety risks associated with the erstwhile at-grade route over the railway and the impact of higher speed rail going forward. The ICC will contribute USD1.3 million from the Illinois Grade Crossing Protection Fund to help pay for the project. Most of the remainder is to be met by federal high-speed rail funds.

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