; Grade Crossing of Norfolk Southern at Morgan Street - CREATE Program

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Grade Crossing of Norfolk Southern at Morgan Street

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North Limit W 37th St.
South Limit W 43rd St.
East Limit S Union Ave.
West Limit S Packers Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

1 freight train

Communities Benefited:

  • Chicago Community Areas: McKinley Park, Bridgeport


If a grade crossing is selected, rail and auto conflict will be eliminated.  If the alternative of improved roadway design and upgraded signalization is selected, new signage will direct motorists to use alternative routes to bypass a blocked crossing, thereby reducing traffic delays.  These improvements will increase the visibility of warning systems to prevent vehicle-rail collisions and improve safety.

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Scope of Work

This project considers a grade separation of Norfolk Southern at Morgan Street in Chicago. Freight rail traffic results in blockages of this crossing, with traffic backed up on Morgan Street and extending onto Pershing Rd., a major east-west thoroughfare in Chicago. The project will also consider as an alternative roadway and signalization improvements at the at-grade crossing, providing warnings and signage that will direct motorists to alternate routes when the crossing is blocked.

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.