|North Limit||W 16th Pl.|
|East Limit||S Western Ave.|
|West Limit||S California Ave.|
22 freight trains
Currently a direct connection does not exist between the BNSF Chicago and BNSF Chillicothe Subdivisions. This project will construct a new direct connection to allow movements between BNSF’s Corwith and Cicero Yards, eliminating the safety and delay issues of long reverse moves that currently take place. This project will also build new connections from the CN Freeport Subdivision to the CREATE Western Avenue Corridor.
Scope of Work
Construct new track from 31st and California Ave. on the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision along Western Ave. to 21st St. and California on the BNSF Chicago Subdivision. Rehabilitate up to 6 bridges over city streets and over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Install crossover switches between the BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision and the CN Freeport Subdivision. Install crossovers between the new track and CSX Blue Island Subdivision. Install Centralized Traffic Control signalization over the length of the project.