West Main Street

East Main St Project
6:30 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Plans Proceed for Galesburg Underpass

The city's concept of what the underpass might look like when completed.
Credit City of Galesburg

The East Main Street underpass in Galesburg will contain many of the same aesthetic features as the recently completed overpass on West Main Street.

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One Down, Two to Go
6:16 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Galesburg Opens RR Overpass

A train approaches the West Main Street overpass, which is in the background
Credit Rich Egger

Drivers will no longer have to wait for trains at one crossing in Galesburg. Amid much hoopla, the city dedicated and opened the West Main Street Overpass on Friday, October 26.

The project cost $16.1 million. The state provided $14.5 million while the federal government contributed $809,000 and BNSF spent $806,150.

Governor Pat Quinn flew into Galesburg for the ceremony. He quoted Galesburg native Carl Sandburg while pointing out the overpass will especially benefit future generations.

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