Gary-Chicago International Airport Ready to Expand

The airport and Canadian National Railroad have reached an agreement

By Shawna Hendrix
|  Monday, Mar 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:18 PM CDT
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Gary-Chicago International Airport Ready to Expand

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The Gary/Chicago International Airport and Canadian National (CN) Railroad have reached an agreement for expansion plans.

Gary Mayor Freeman-Wilson on Monday announced plans for the relocation of CN’s tracks, thanking Corporation Counsel Niquelle Allen for working to move the negotiations forward and climactically sealing the deal.

“The runway expansion is critical to the economic development that Mayor Freeman-Wilson and Team Gary are working diligently towards daily,” Allen said in a statement.

The tracks, which are about 130 feet from the northwest end of the airport’s main runway, are being relocated to allow the airport to extend the runway by another 1,900 feet. 

This agreement allows the airport to move forward with plans to become Chicago’s third major airport.
 

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