; Chicago RidgeFlyover - CREATE Program

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Chicago RidgeFlyover

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North Limit 95th St.
South Limit 107th St.
East Limit Central Ave.
West Limit Harlem Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

76 freight trains

30 Metra trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Chicago Ridge

  • Communities along Metra SouthWest Service

  • Cook County and Will County


This project will eliminate freight/Metra rail conflicts and delay at the Chicago Ridge Contol Point in Chicago Ridge, IL. The flyover will eliminate delays between the CREATE Beltway Corridor and Passenger Corridors. Commuter train speeds will be able to increase from 50 mph to 79 mph upon completion of the infrastucture improvement. A potential new highway-rail grade separation at Ridgeland Avenue may eliminate traffic delays at this rail crossing. Metra passengers may benefit from an upgraded Chicago Ridge Metra station.

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Scope of Work

Construct a structure to carry two NS/Metra SouthWest Service Line tracks either over or under the Indiana Harbor Belt (two existing tracks and a future track). The project may include improvements to the existing at-grade crossing at Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago Ridge, as well as associated signal work, and possibly Metra Station improvements.

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.