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Western Avenue &CSX Grade Separation

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North Limit 135th Pl.
South Limit 136th St.
East Limit Old Western Ave.
West Limit Greenwood Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

41 freight trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Blue Island


Daily, 8,200 vehicles and 100 Pace buses (#349) pass through the crossing. This project will reduce roadway congestion and improve safety at this grade crossing. The grade crossing separation will eliminate delay to over 1,500 vehicles daily, resulting in alleviation of almost 33,700 annual motorist hours of delay. It will also eliminate the potential for collisions between vehicles and trains.

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Scope of Work

The project will consider eliminating the at-grade crossing of Western Avenue and the three CSX railroad tracks. This will be accomplished by creating either an overpass or underpass for vehicles at this location.

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.