The study team will finalize technical reviews and project reports to complete the Planning Stage (Phase I) and begin the Design and Land Acquisition Stage (Phase II). IDOT has selected a consultant for Phase II.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting a preliminary engineering and environmental study that considers improvements to IL 43 (Harlem Avenue) between 63rd Street and 65th Street, which could include grade separation of the BRC railroad crossings at 63rd Street and/or 65th Street.
The project is located in the City of Chicago, the Village of Bedford Park, and the Village of Summit in Cook County. Drainage for the project may require additional infrastructure improvements through the City of Chicago or the Villages of Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Justice, or Summit.
A grade separation improvement at this location was identified as GS1 in the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program. CREATE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the United States Department of Transportation, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak, and the nation’s freight railroads which is funding critically needed improvements to increase the efficiency of the region’s passenger and freight rail infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for Chicago-area residents. The IL 43 Study will take into consideration the concepts of the CREATE study.
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