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Village’s West Underpass project was bid and let in June 12, 2020 through IDOT’s letting process and the contract was awarded in July.
Over the past several months the Village has been awaiting a construction timeline from the BSNF for their portion of the work that needs to be completed for the underpass. BNSF work on and around the rail tracks must occur before to the Village’s contractor can mobilize on site to being their work. Village was notified by the BNSF in early 2021 the Village that construction was unlikely to be completed this year.
The BNSF indicated that it may be possible to begin some construction work during the 3rd quarter of 2021, however construction would be put on hold during the 4th quarter of 2021 due to rail high traffic periods associated with holiday commerce needs. The BNSF also indicated that the completion of the Tollway’s bridge reconstruction timeline may also impact 2021 construction crew availability.
The Village is currently awaiting a final construction timeline from the BNSF.