The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to URS for design and survey services for the Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail corridor.
These professional services will help make high speed rail a reality in Illinois by introducing 110 MPH service between these key metropolitan areas and providing transportation alternatives for the citizens of Illinois.
One of URS' first assignments is to develop preliminary plans for more than 200 highway rail crossings to support 110 mph service. This will include the initiation of Quad Gate systems throughout the corridor, fencing and the installation of pedestrian gates where appropriate. URS will provide civil, structural, drainage and roadway services associated with these new designs.
URS will work closely with Union Pacific Railroad, the Illinois Commerce Commission and local corridor stakeholders to help the Illinois Department of Transportation achieve its vision of high speed passenger service in the state.