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BNSF Signal Upgrades

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has notified the Village that they will be performing federally mandated upgrades to their signal system from Lisle to Hinsdale. Maintenance will be performed beginning Friday, March 28 and continue through March 30, 2014. Flag persons will be on site during the work to aid in vehicle control.

The purpose of these upgrades is to install the Positive Transit Control System, a safety mechanism to reduce the impact of potential human error leading to collisions and derailments. There will not be long closure periods at any of the track crossings, but there may be brief periods when gates are down as new software is tested. Traffic flaggers will be on site during work to aid in vehicle control.

Residents are reminded that Federal law requires all trains to sound their horns whenever workers are present.