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A Public Open House Was Held On October 30, 2019 at Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ (1459 W. 74th St., Chicago, IL 60636) and was attended by 87 people. The open house had a continuous PowerPoint presentation, exhibit boards and a community benefits survey. Comments will be accepted through the design and construction process. View the Open House materials:

The 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP) is the largest project in the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (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.

Explore the website for the 75th St. CIP history, project documents and ways to stay informed and get involved. A new community benefits fact sheet highlighting transportation, economic and environmental benefits is available.

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

  • Forest Hill Junction Flyover (P3)
  • 71st St. Road/Rail 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. Funding for Phase III of Projects P2 and EW2 and related commitments have not been secured. The CREATE partners continue to seek funding to complete the 75th St. CIP.

CREATE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between U.S. DOT, 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.


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October 10, 2019

Public Open House for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project
Please join us on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m at Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ: 1459 W. 74th St., Chicago, IL 60636. View exhibits and speak with the project team to learn about the 75th St. CIP's:

  • Status
  • Design and Construction Timelines
  • Local Mobility Improvements
  • Educational Opportunities for Youth

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