Hutchison Engineering Inc. (HEI) was selected by the Illinois Department of Transportation - District 3 to provide construction oversight services for the reconstruction of at-grade Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) crossings in the cities of Pontiac and Dwight, Illinois. The projects were part of the Illinois High-Speed Rail project involving improving existing rail services between Chicago and St. Louis with upgrades allowing trains to travel up to 110 miles per hour. The $4 million Dwight project included UPRR crossings on Mazon Ave. (IL Rte. 17) and also the crossing on Chippewa St. The $2 million Pontiac project involved the intersection of the UPRR with Reynolds St. Improvements to the crossings included installation of four-quadrant gates to prevent traveling over the tracks while trains are passing, new signage, improved roadway profile to approaches to the tracks, pavement markings, and upgrades to pedestrian crossings and sidewalks. Both projects were completed in the Spring of 2017.