Client

Metra

Owner

Metra

Project Cost

$67,000,000

Market Sector

Transportation

Expertise

Environmental, Railroads, Structural

Metra Union Pacific North Line Improvements

Chicago, Illinois

  • V3 provided construction management for reconstruction of 11 bridges, 1,000 of feet of retaining wall and a new passenger station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line which runs through a narrow urban corridor on Chicago’s north side.
  • V3 revised the design of the Leland Avenue Bridge from a through-girder design to a deck beam design as a result of a decision to extend the planned Ravenswood Station platforms across the structure.
  • The need to keep two tracks operational throughout the construction phase prompted large-scale project changes that were addressed by V3’s design and construction management staff, Metra, the Union Pacific Railroad, the general contractor, aldermanic offices and CDOT.
  • Structural designs for temporary passenger platforms located one block from existing and proposed station were completed for project staging.
  • Additional services provided by V3 included civil design, survey coordination and environmental review services and coordinated an effort to increase green space along the project corridor.
  • 2010 ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Merit Award Winner.