We are excited to announce Norfolk Southern has selected Gannet Fleming, Hanson, and Parsons as lead contractors for the CREATE Program’s Project EW3- Segment B. As a part of the CREATE public-private partnership, the project will include major rehabilitation or replacement nearly 100 structures within the project, many of which were constructed more than a century ago.
The 75th St. CIPLearn more.
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 2024 Newsletter
75th St. CIP 2022 Education Announcement
Forest Hill Flyover (Project P3) 2022 Groundbreaking
CREATE Get On Board Business Networking Event
Forest Hill Junction Event
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
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)
Governor Pritzker and other CREATE Program Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for Forest Hill Flyover (P3) and 71st Street Grade Separation (GS19) Projects
We are excited to announce construction the...(Opens in a new window) read more
Belt Railway Company (BRC) is issuing No. 2 for preliminary signal design...(Opens in a new window) read more
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