CREATE P-1 Englewood Flyover Project in Chicago, Illinois
The project involved the construction of a triple track railroad flyover structure carrying Metra’s Rock Island line over Norfolk Southern/Amtrak, Dan Ryan Expressway and CTA Red Line using state-of-the-art engineering and construction techniques, equipment and material. The project also included reconstruction of five new bridges over city streets and over 3,000 feet of retaining wall.
The project was a team effort between Metra, TranSystems, Norfolk Southern Railway, Amtrak, Illinois Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Chicago, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration through the CREATE program. That large scale collaboration and open communication between groups was a large factor in the project’s success.
This major innovative transportation project promises to improve safety, mobility, air quality and support economic development in the Chicago region for years to come.
Please join AREMA in congratulating TranSystems on their achievement.