Springfield aldermen will vote next week on a package of ordinances that would mark a major milestone in the long effort toward railroad consolidation.
The ordinances would approve using $14 million… mostly in federal grant money… to build the first major new underpass on the 10th Street corridor.
If the measures pass, work on the Carpenter Street underpass would likely start in August.
The project isn’t slated for completion until September of 2016.
It’s just the first of a number of improvements planned to help traffic avoid the trains that officials hope to steer onto the 10th Street tracks in the years to come.