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Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on $29.6 Million Road and Rail Separation Project in Lynwood


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Press release from Gov. Pat Quinn’s office:

Project Will Improve Traffic Flow and Safety, Eliminate 50 Hours of Delay Time and Create Jobs Governor Pat Quinn today joined local and state officials to break ground on a $29.6 million major road/railroad separation project in the southern Cook County community of Lynwood. The project will improve traffic flow and safety at the U.S. Route 30 and Canadian National Railway crossing. Funded in part by the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the project is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to creating jobs and driving Illinois’ economy forward.

“Everybody wins when workers and goods can move quickly and easily between different parts of our state,” Governor Quinn said. “Soon motorists on the Lincoln Highway won’t have to wait for passing trains at this heavily traveled junction of road and railroad. This grade separation project will make it easier and safer to travel in Lynwood, and it will create jobs for the region and state.” “It won’t be long before automobile and train traffic flows more smoothly and safely through our community,” Lynwood Mayor Eugene Williams said. “I want to thank Governor Quinn and the Canadian National Railroad for making this project a priority, and for putting area men and women to work on its construction…” Please click here to read more. A related story can be found here.

For a project overview, click here. For more photos, please click here.

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