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Overpass bridging CN tracks in Lynwood opens


Photo courtesy of Wight & Company. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) commissioned Wight & Company to provide Transportation Engineering services for a replacement bridge along Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Lynwood.

Photo courtesy of Wight & Company. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) commissioned Wight & Company to provide transportation engineering services for a replacement bridge along Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Lynwood.


With Friday’s opening of the new overpass bridging the Canadian National Railway tracks, the lengthy traffic backups along U.S. 30 near the Indiana-Illinois state line will eventually come to an end.

Slated to be completed in the fall of 2016, the overpass project reduces 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 that railroad at-grade crossing, said Guy Tridgell, spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Transportation…Please click here to read Lu Ann Franklin’s story in the Times.

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