Chicago railway project to receive $132M grant from DOT

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Credit: 75thcip.org

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced that the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project will receive $132 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, KMOV has reported.

The award, through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program, leverages additional private and public contributions for a total investment of $474 million to fix this particular segment of the country’s railroad.

The corridor improvement project will eliminate multiple conflict points, add double-tracking and enhance key linkages to improve capacity and efficiency, leading to an estimated $3.8 billion in economic benefit.

The major elements include a CSX Railroad flyover bridge to eliminate intersections with other tracks, a 71st Street underpass just east of Western Avenue.

Construction is scheduled to start this fall.

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