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May 22, 2014 –Ew3 Project Public Hearing

April 22, 2014 –75th Street CIP

October 27, 2011 – P2, P3, EW2, GS19

March 22, 2009 – B4B5

February 28, 2008 – GS25

January 18, 2008 – P-1

June 26, 2007 – P-1

Upcoming Public Meetings

CREATE EW3 Project Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at:
Olive Harvey College
10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to:

For more information: EW3 Project Public Hearing Notice

Archive of Previous Meeting Materials

CREATE Program 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th Street CIP)

Public Hearing was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at:
Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ
1459 West 74th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60638

Information is available: http://75thcip.org/index.html

The purpose of the Public Hearing was to:

The Central Avenue at the Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC)
Railroad Grade Separation Study (GS2)

Public Meeting #2 was held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at:
Mayfield Banquets
6072 S. Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

Information is available: http://www.centralbrc.org/

The purpose of this meeting was to present the problem statement and purpose and need, discuss the range of alternatives, identify the next steps for the project and solicit public input.

GS2 Public Information Meeting #1

A Public Information Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at:
John F. Kennedy High School, 6325 West 56th Street, Chicago, IL 60638.

Information is available: http://www.centralbrc.org/

The purpose of this meeting was to provide an overview of the study process and schedule, present the public involvement activities, and solicit public input on the transportation issues and needs of the crossing.

Grand Crossing Public Meeting - March 2012

The 2nd public meetings for the Grand Crossing Rail Project (P4) were held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on March 28, 2012 at the Sherwood Park Field House, 5701 S. Shields Ave, Chicago, IL 60621.

More information can be found at www.grandcrossingrail.com.

Project P4 Public Meeting - December 2011

Public meetings for the Grand Crossing Rail Project (P4) were 4:00-7:30 p.m. on December 12, 2011, Grand Crossing Park Field House, 7655 S. Ingleside Avenue and December 13, 2011, Sherwood Park Field House, 5701 S. Shields Avenue.

The meeting materials are available at www.grandcrossingrail.com.

Projects P2, P3, EW2, GS19 Public Meetings - October 27, 2011

The last Public Meeting for CREATE 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project was on October 27, 2011. For more information, please visit: www.75thcip.org.

Project B4B5 Public Meeting Notice - March 22, 2009

Project B4B5, located along the Indiana Harbor Belt rail line, is just less than 8 miles long from North Avenue south to the extension of Plainfield Road. Project B4B5 includes improved signaling through the project area, upgrading a side track to a main track, and adding crossovers and connections to reduce delays.  The goal of the proposed improvements is to improve operating speeds, minimize congestion and reduce delays.  The proposed signal and track improvements will occur within railroad right-of-way.  The communities alongside and/or crossing this project area include McCook, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Broadview, Bellwood, and Melrose Park.  Westchester is just west of the project and Maywood is east of the project.

Project B4B5 Public Meeting Notice

Project B4B5 Location Map

Project GS25 Public Hearing - February 28, 2008

Project GS25 Legal Notice

Public Meeting on Project P1 - January 18, 2008

CREATE project P-1 near 63rd and State Streets, which is proposed to expand the railroad system capacity, improve railroad operations, reduce train delays and congestion, thereby improving air quality, and increase safety. The proposed plan does not require permanent property acquisition or relocation of businesses. Temporary construction access easements may be required during construction. Two viaducts (60th and 66th streets) are recommended for closure. Drainage improvements for the 61st Street viaduct will be included.

P-1 Project Brochure

P-1 Comment Sheet

Railroad Employment

Public Meeting on Project P1 - June 26, 2007

Brochure 6-9-07

Comment Sheet

Flyer 6-11-07

Invitation Letter

Legal Notice

P-1 PM shows 6-19-07

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