New Englewood project to bring 1,500 Chicago jobs

CHICAGO, Ind. -- A new construction project is bringing new jobs to Chicago.

Mayor Emmanuel, Governor Quinn, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced the Englewood Flyover project Monday. The flyover will be a bridge and overpass. It's designed to reduce passenger and freight train traffic. It will be built on Chicago’s South side, and with the new infrastructure, comes new jobs, nearly 1,500 of them.

“We will do our best to have people from the neighborhood participate in the project, Governor Quinn said. “This is not only construction activity, but also the supplies, service and contracting that goes to the firms that work on this.”


The project is expected to start in the spring of 2012, and take about two years.


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