Upcoming Public Meetings

CREATE GS9 Project Public Meeting - September 18, 2018

The Archer Avenue at BRC Grade Separation Study, CREATE Project GS9, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. At the public meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the project, ask questions, provide valuable input and learn more about the next steps of the project. Public meeting details are as follows:

Public Meeting
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
St. Richard Parish
5030 South Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
*Basement level

For more information on the project, please visit the project website: www.archerbrc.com

CREATE P6 Project Public Hearing - September 19, 2018

The CP Canal (IHB/CN) Separation Study, CREATE Project P6, will hold a public hearing on September 19, 2018. The purpose of the public hearing is to:

The public hearing will take place:
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Summit Park Gym
5700 S. Archer Road
Summit, IL 60501

For more information on the project, click here. (PDF)

Archive of Previous Meeting Materials

CREATE EW3 Project Public Hearing - May 22, 2014

A Public Hearing was 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 was to:

For more information: EW3 Project Public Hearing Notice (PDF)

CREATE Program 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th Street CIP) - April 22, 2014

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) - March 4, 2014

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 - June 26, 2013

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 (PDF)

Project B4B5 Location Map (PDF)

Project GS25 Public Hearing - February 28, 2008

Project GS25 Legal Notice (PDF)

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 (PDF)

P-1 Comment Sheet (PDF)

Railroad Employment (PDF)

Public Meeting on Project P1 - June 26, 2007

Brochure 6-9-07 (PDF)

Comment Sheet (PDF)

Flyer 6-11-07 (PDF)

Invitation Letter (PDF)

Legal Notice (PDF)

P-1 PM shows 6-19-07 (PDF)

Birds Eye Map (PDF)

Profile Map (PDF)