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Railroad Relocation

Railroad Relocation

Project Location

Council Bluffs, IA

Project Description

The Railroad Relocation project consolidates the CBEC and BNSF railroad operations into a new common corridor west of Mosquito Creek under I-29 and Iowa 92. This will improve operations at the South Expressway interchange and greatly reduce roadway/railway conflicts by consolidating railroad corridors and eliminating numerous at-grade rail crossings and the CBEC corridor that bisects Lewis Central High School. Improved railroad operations will allow select BNSF trains to bypass Council Bluffs.

The Railroad Relocation project is a part of the U.S. 275/Iowa 92 Interchange project.

Project Schedule

Construction: 10/2015 — 01/2017

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Project references

Project Name: Railroad Relocation
Project Number(s): Railroad Grading IMN-80-1(366)4--0E-78

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