The 75th St. CIP

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The 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP) is the largest project in the CREATE Program. The project is located in the Chicago neighborhoods of Ashburn, Englewood, Auburn Gresham and West Chatham along two passenger and four freight rail lines.

Projects in the 75th St. CIP

Work on the 75th St. CIP's final design began in 2019 and includes the following projects:

  • Forest Hill Flyover (P3)
  • 71st Street Grade Separation (GS19)
  • Belt Junction and 80th Street Junction Replacements (EW2)
  • Rock Island Connection (P2)
  • Viaducts and Community Mobility Improvements

These separate CREATE projects were advanced as a single project under the name 75th St. CIP because they are linked logistically and environmentally.

75th St. CIP Project Factsheet Project Timeline Winter 2020 Newsletter
75th St. CIP 2019 Education Announcement

75th St. CIP 2019 Education Announcement

CREATE Get on Board Business Networking Event

CREATE Get On Board Business Networking Event

Forest Hill Junction Event

Forest Hill Junction Event

CSX railroad tracks cross three other railroads' tracks at Forest Hill Junction, causing delays for freight and passenger trains

CSX railroad tracks cross three other railroads' tracks at Forest Hill Junction, causing delays for freight and passenger trains

Community members provide project guidance at public meeting

Community members provide project guidance at public meeting

Barton Elementary School in the Auburn Gresham community

Barton Elementary School in the Auburn Gresham community

The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation, the State of Illinois, Cook County, the City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak and the nation's freight railroads. As a project of national significance, CREATE will invest billions in critically needed improvements to increase the efficiency of the region's passenger and freight rail infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for Chicago-area residents. Visit the CREATE Program website for more information. (Opens in a new window)

Recent News

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) Testing Dates Announced!

What: Testing dates for the upcoming Spring 2021 Highway Construction Careers Training Program

When: Testing will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Beginning Monday, October 19 until Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Please click here to schedule your appointment!

Where: Dawson Technical Institute, 3901 S. State, Chicago, IL

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, HCCTP is a FREE training program that prepares...

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CREATE Partners Support Youth Access to Science Programs in Conjunction with 75th St. CIP

Programs and activities available online and in parks and libraries help students maintain access to quality educational materials with infrastructure-related themes.

The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners have collaborated with the Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Public Library Foundation to sponsor Summer Brain Games, Summer Learning Challenge and other educational programs available for free...

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Metra Selects Design Firm for 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project

The CREATE partners are pleased to announce that Metra has selected Ardmore Roderick Group (Ardmore Roderick) to provide engineering design services for the raising of two bridge spans for the Rock Island Line near 79th Street. This is a necessary step for the CREATE Program’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP). Ardmore Roderick will provide structural engineering and design for the modification and...

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