Our Projects

Grade Separations


47th & East Avenue & Indiana Harbor Belt Grade Separation

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North Limit Sahler Ave.
South Limit E 48th St.
East Limit Blanchan Ave.
West Limit Bluff Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

76 freight trains

Communities Benefited:

  • LaGrange, Brookfield, and McCook


Daily, a total of 31,000 vehicles pass through the two crossings. This project will reduce roadway congestion and improve safety at this location. The grade crossing separation will eliminate delay to over 6,100 vehicles daily, resulting in alleviation of nearly 77,000 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 crossings of 47th Street and East Avenue by three tracks of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. 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.