September 24th Update

Recently completed work

Road Closure

On August 13th, Taylor Avenue at the Union Pacific Railroad bridge was closed and the detour was set into place. Along with the closure, a chain-link fence was erected to provide the workers and local residence an increased level of safety during construction.

Tree Removal

All trees and brush was removed from around the railroad to provide a room for the upcoming tunnel and path.

South Reinforcement Sheeting

Successful coordination with ComEd resulted in temporarily dropping the overhead power lines south of the rail road. This gave the contractor a narrow window to install temporary sheeting along the south tracks to stabilize the railroad embankment for the upcoming tunnel boring.

Current and Upcoming Work

North Reinforcement Sheeting

Currently working on installing the north portion of sheeting to stabilize the railroad embankment for the upcoming tunnel boring.

Additional Railroad Embankment Reinforcement

Once the north side is complete, the contractor will begin excavating the soil outside of the newly installed sheeting. This will enable the installation of the final railroad embankment reinforcement measures to ensure stable conditions for the upcoming work.

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