Metra to replace busy railroad crossing on Electric South Chicago Branch Line

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CHICAGO — A busy street intersection and commuter rail line will be affected for much of the remainder of June while Metra crews tackle a major railroad crossing replacement project on Stony Island Avenue and 71st Street.

The project, which will affect trains on the Electric South Chicago Branch Line, will last from June 22 to 29 and will include a complete overhaul of the crossing and its supporting infrastructure. 

Metra says the project may result in some train delays up to 10 minutes, while weekend trains on June 24 will operate on shortened schedules to avoid the work area. The crossing will be closed to automobile traffic.

The project, which is estimated to cost $1 million to $1.2 million, will include the removal and replacement of crossties, ballast, rubber panels used at grade crossings, and asphalt. The crossing has not been renewed in nearly 20 years and is well beyond its useful life, according to the railroad.

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