The original item was published from November 10, 2022 3:41 PM to November 18, 2022 2:52 PM
Union Pacific is building a third railroad line near the current UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Road in Geneva to West Chicago. Operations started in September, and the overall project is expected to be completed in July 2024.
Nov. 10 Update
Union Pacific said tree removals and erosion control work is continuing with work beginning on the east end of the line and progressing west toward Peck Road.
The Fox River Trail remains open to walkers and cyclists, but a detour route was established to accommodate the construction. Workers have witnessed pedestrians disregarding the trail closures. As a reminder, the public should not go around the physical barriers for the closed sections of the trail. The Union Pacific contractor has heavy equipment in the area that can pose serious safety concerns.
Please follow the detour signage to enjoy the trail.
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