Work begins on $35M underpass in Grayslake

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Washington Street Underpass

Construction has begun on the $35 million Washington Street underpass project at the Canadian National Railway tracks in Grayslake, reports Chicago Tribune.

Officials have scheduled an open house for March 2 in the Grayslake Village Hall Board Room to answer questions about the project and display updated construction plans and timelines.

The work, which is scheduled to be wrapped up in late 2016, will proceed in two chapters. First, the focus will be on the half-mile stretch on the east end between Lake and Haryan Way, with the brunt of roadwork starting in May or June and running for about a year.

The general plan is to not only install a bridge for rail traffic but also to widen the current two-lane roadway to four lanes of concrete with a landscaped median and turn lanes between Lake St. and Grandview Dr., which sits just west of Hainesville Rd..

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