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Normal high-speed rail work rescheduled
(Bloomington Pantagraph) NORMAL — Several road closures for high-speed rail work in Normal have been moved up. One current closure, University Street near Beaufort Street, will still wrap up June 25, but the next five projects have been changed more >

Railroad crossing improvements set to start Monday in Braidwood
(Morris Herald-News) BRAIDWOOD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that as part of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail project, the Main Street crossing over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Braidwood will be closed, weather permitting, starting Monday. more >

IDOT to host informational open house on high-speed rail
(Alton Telegraph) Staff Report - May 27, 2016 ALTON — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host a public meeting June 9 in Alton to discuss the upcoming construction schedule for the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail program. more >

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