In 2016, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will continue construction of sidings; to make improvements to existing bridges and structures; install new roadway surfaces; and improve at-grade rail crossings.
The current High-Speed Rail (HSR) program includes improvements along the existing Amtrak Lincoln Service route on 3rd Street; these enhancements are designed to increase safety and accommodate the operation of higher speed passenger trains.
The City of Springfield has taken the lead on the Springfield Consolidation Plan, also known as the 10th Street Improvements. This plan, supported by IDOT, provides for the relocation of all 3rd Street rail traffic to 10th Street sometime in the future. For more information about the City of Springfield-led 10th Street project, please visit http://springfieldrailroad.com.