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 2021 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

Metra is issuing an Invitation for Bids for CREATE EW2 Metra Rock Island Bridge Raise

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...

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Norfolk Southern Issuing a Request for Proposal for CREATE Project EW2

Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) is issuing Request for Proposals to provide Structural, Track, and Civil Engineering Design services for CREATE Project EW2. Norfolk Southern desires to contract with Engineering Services Provider(s) (ESP) for four separate design packages for the rehabilitation/replacement of existing rail structures, track, signals, and viaducts.

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