January 25, 2022 – The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners have continued their commitment as part of the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th St. CIP), to bolstering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education within Chicago Public Schools (A. Phillip Randolph Elementary School, Clara Barton Elementary School, Englewood STEM High School, Scott Joplin Elementary School...(Opens in a new window) read more
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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 2021 Newsletter
75th St. CIP 2019 Education Announcement
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)
An Addendum No. 1 for Norfolk Southern Railway Company's (NSR) Request for Proposals to provide Structural, Track, and Civil Engineering Design services for CREATE Project EW2 is being issued. This addendum consists of questions and answers from the pre-proposal meeting held on December 2, 2021, and the attendance roster from the pre-proposal meeting.(Opens in a new window) read more
Metra is issuing an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for CREATE EW2 Metra Rock Island Bridge 87 at 79th Street Bridge Raise Construction Project in Chicago, Illinois. Generally, the project consist of modifying and raising selected spans of the Rock Island Bridge 87 at MP RID 8.71 to provide additional clearance for Norfolk Southern and Belt Railway Company tracks near the...(Opens in a new window) read more
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