Illinois: Geneva railroad expansion to start in 2020

By Susan Sarkauskas, Chicago Daily Herald; May 14, 2019

The construction of a third set of railroad tracks on the Union Pacific main line through Geneva will likely begin in the spring of 2020, according to the railroad.

Liisa Stark, assistant vice president of public affairs for Union Pacific, told Geneva aldermen Monday that the long-planned project just needs the purchase of a few parcels of land and a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, which the railroad expects any day now, she said. Construction bids then would be sought this summer.

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