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Passenger Corridor
P5

Brighton Park Flyover

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Location

North Limit W 35th St.
South Limit W 38th St.
East Limit S Leavitt St.
West Limit S Rockwell St.
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Daily Trains Affected

60 freight trains – 5 CN trains on the CN line and 55 trains on the Western Avenue Corridor (BNSF, CSX, NS, UP)

6 Metra trains (Heritage Corridor)

10 Amtrak trains – (Lincoln and Texas
Eagle Services)

Communities Benefited:

  • Chicago Community Areas – Brighton Park and McKinley Park

  • Communities along the Metra Heritage Corridor Line

  • Communities along the Amtrak Lincoln Service serving Joliet, Bloomington – Normal,
    Springfield, and St. Louis, MO

  • Communities along the Amtrak Texas Eagle service between Chicago and San Antonio, TX

  • Cook County and Will County

Benefits

This project will alleviate delay and conflict between freight, intercity passenger, and commuter rail where these services intersect at the Brighton Park crossing, one of the busiest rail crossings in the U.S. The project will eliminate delays between two CREATE Corridors (the Western Avenue and Passenger Corridors). The project will increase freight train speeds from 30 mph to 45 mph. Metra and Amtrak delay due to freight conflict will be alleviated with the Brighton Park Flyover.

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Scope of Work

Construct a bridge to carry CN/Metra Heritage Corridor (2 tracks) over or under CSX and NS tracks on the CREATE Western Avenue Corridor (five tracks). This project includes associated signal, track and structural work.

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.