16th St. Interlocker

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16th St. Interlocker

Agency
Metra
Asset Category
Electrical, Signal, & Comms
Mode
Rail
2022 Funding
$3,500,000
2022-2026 Funding
$12,000,000
PMO

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Project Description

This project will replace the 16th Street interlocking with a modern solid-state automated electronic system at a junction with tracks owned by Canadian National (CN) near 16th Street in Chicago. The 16th Street interlocking plant consists of an obsolete manual interlocking with two outdated hand lever machines built in 1901 and 1929. There are no manufacturers of spare or replacement equipment for these machines.