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Posted on: September 13, 2021

BNSF - Crossing Maintenance Closure - Ashland & Kensington Avenues

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The Village would like to advise residents that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad plans to remove and replace worn out track ties within La Grange as part of a scheduled maintenance program.  The work is currently planned throughout the night beginning on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm to Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 8:00 am, and again from Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm to Monday, September 20, 2021 at 8:00 am.  The work is planned during these hours to limit disruption to commuter rail service.  Please note that all schedules and work progress are weather dependent.

In order to replace these track ties, a complete closure of the BNSF rail crossings at Ashland Avenue and Kensington Avenue will be required while the work is completed.  During the work, traffic will be able to cross at La Grange Road, Brainard Avenue and Gilbert Avenue.  Please be sure to let any delivery companies know of the crossing closure.

Residents may also experience a temporary increase in noise levels associated with railroad equipment performing the necessary work during these hours.  During this time all trains passing the work zones will be required to sound their whistles.   The BNSF will also be using lighting racks to illuminate the work zone.

The Village will work with the BNSF as much as possible to minimize the inconveniences associated with this project.   If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (708) 579-2328.

Click here to view the Construction Notice

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