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Western Avenue Corridor

Brighton Park Connection

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North Limit Stevenson Expy
South Limit W Pershing Rd.
East Limit Western Ave.
West Limit S Rockwell St.
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Daily Trains Affected

10 freight trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Chicago Community Area: Douglas Park, South Lawndale, Little Village, and Brighton Park


This new connection between the CN Joliet Subdivision and the CREATE Western Avenue Corridor will provide a new east-west route allowing greater flexibility for dispatchers to route trains through the Chicago Terminal. Traffic traveling north from locations such as intermodal facilities in Joliet will be able to proceed more directly to intermodal yards in the city, increasing the potential for steel-wheel interchanges of trains and cargo versus transporting containers via truck using local streets and highways.

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Scope of Work

Construct new connection from the CN Joliet Subdivision near California Ave. and Archer Ave. to the CREATE Western Avenue Corridor. Also includes construction of an additional track along the Western Avenue Corridor to the 22nd St. Interlocking near 21st Street and Western Avenue. Rehabilitate multiple bridges over city streets and over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. Install crossover switches between the new track and the CREATE Western Avenue Corridor. Install Centralized Traffic Control signalization over the length of the project.

Project Status

Phase I Underway
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.