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Archer Avenue & Belt Railway of Chicago Grade Separation

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North Limit 51st St.
South Limit W 52nd St.
East Limit S Kolmar Ave.
West Limit S Knox Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

32 freight trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Chicago Community Areas: Archer Heights and Garfield Ridge Community Areas


Daily, 18,600 vehicles and 259 CTA buses (#62) pass through the crossing. This project will improve air quality by reducing vehicle idling, reduce roadway congestion, and improve safety for all road users. The grade crosing separation will eliminate delay to more than 2,700 vehicles daily, resulting in alleviation of nearly 59,600 annual motorist hours of delay. It will also eliminate the potential for collisions between vehicles and trains.

This location is designated a “911 Critical Crossing.” This is a critical location for emergency services to access communities that have a high frequency of train movements or delays. The grade separation will eliminate this issue.

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Scope of Work

The project will consider eliminating the at-grade crossing of Archer Avenue by two Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC) tracks.  This will be accomplished by creating either an overpass or underpass for vehicles using Archer Avenue at this location.

For more information, visit www.archerbrc.com

Project Status

Phase I Completed
Phase II Underway
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.