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.