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UPDATE: The new overpass has been open to traffic as of Nov. 6. U.S. 30 will remain one lane in each direction until early December. Work on the improvements to U.S. 30 will continue in 2016.
The project will reduce the potential for accidents by eliminating the at-grade crossing with the EJ&E/CN railroad tracks. It will also eliminate delays and congestion related to the at-grade crossing.
This site has been created to provide one location where the public can get details about the US Route 30 at EJ&E/ CN Railroads Bridge Construction project scope and the construction staging and schedule. The information is intended to help you understand what we will be doing and when the work is anticipated to take place.
As the Department works to make this section of roadway safer for the future, we want to make sure users, residents and local business owners have up to date information on the progress of the project. If you have any questions about the project that have not been answered with the information on this site please use the “Contact Us” section and a response will be sent to you.
Note: IDOT projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Study) consists of developing the project scope, environmental studies and preliminary design of a project. Phase II (Design) consists of refining the design to develop contract plans and land acquisition. Phase III (Construction) consists of the actual construction of the project.
Construction tentatively is scheduled to begin in Summer of 2014 and to be completed by Fall of 2016.
This project has been coordinated with the Village of Lynwood and Cook County. Construction staging and maintenance of traffic will extend into the Town of Dyer, Indiana.
This site will be updated periodically as the project progresses. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) wishes to thank you for your support and patience.
As the US Route 30 at the EJ&N/ CN Railroads Bridge Construction project website progresses, IDOT will periodically update this website to assure that the motorists of Illinois are kept informed of project developments, public involvement opportunities, and construction related activities.
If you have questions about the project, please fill out the Feedback form or contact us at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Office of Communications
201 West Center Court
Schaumburg, IL 60196
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