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Grade Separations

31st Street & Indiana Harbor Belt Grade Separation

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North Limit 30th St.
South Limit Garfield Ave.
East Limit Beach Ave.
West Limit Barnsdale Rd.
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Daily Trains Affected

76 freight trains

Communities Benefited:

  • La Grange Park


Daily, 17,400 vehicles pass through the crossing. This project will reduce roadway congestion and improve safety at this grade crossing. The grade crossing separation will eliminate delay to nearly 2,100 vehicles daily, resulting in alleviation of almost 16,000 annual motorist hours of delay. It will also eliminate the potential for collisions between vehicles and trains.

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Scope of Work

The project will consider eliminating the at-grade crossing of 31st Street and the three Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) tracks. This will be accomplished by creating either an overpass or underpass for vehicles at this location.

Project Status

Phase I Not Started
Phase II Not Started
Phase III Not Started
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Project Location Map

Project outlines and locations shown above are approximations and do not necessarily represent final design and construction limits.