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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

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.

CSX Selects Design Firm for 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project

April 3, 2019 - The CREATE partners are pleased to announce that CSX has selected Parsons to provide professional design services for two of four projects that comprise the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP), the Forest Hill Junction Flyover (P3) and the 71st Street Grade Separation (GS19). The GS19 project is an integral component of the P3 project; therefore, there are design efficiencies to design the projects together. Read more…

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