Development Opportunities

Runway Expansion Program

Grading, Drainage, and Trackwork

In conjunction with the Gary/Chicago International Airport - Runway 12/30 Runway Extension Program, railroad tracks owned by the EJ&E Railway, a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railroad, must be relocated from their current alignment to a new corridor.


The proposed railroad corridor will require construction of two miles of double-track mainline railroad on new alignment.  To accomplish this task, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has established a contract titled "EJ&E Railway Relocation - Grading, Drainage and Trackwork" (Project No. REP004)


Work under the EJ&E Railway Relocation - Grading, Drainage and Trackwork contract involves:

  • Earthwork

  • Trackwork

  • Utility relocations

  • Retaining walls

  • Box culverts

  • Other miscellaneous items related to this project



Advertisement for Bid                February 27, 2012

Bid Opening                                March 27, 2012

Recommendation for award       April 9, 2012

Projected NTP                             April 23, 2012

Projected Completion                 June 30, 2013