CHICAGO TRACK ELEVATION
CHICAGO & ALTON
Ordinances passed by the City of Chicago, requiring the railroads to elevate their trackage. Ordinances are listed chronologically at the Chicago Track Elevation page, which contains a more comprehensive background on track elevation in Chicago.
Ordinances are listed sequentially along the line, along with further commentary.
Entire line is grade separated within City of Chicago.
22nd St. to California Ave.
January 15, 1900
Ordinance for elevation of Chicago & Alton from 22nd St. to California Ave. Deadline for completion December 31, 1903. Ordinance amended December 21, 1903, extending deadline for completion to December 31, 1904.
California Ave. to Kedzie Ave.
April 5, 1911
Ordinance for elevation of Chicago & Alton from California Ave. to Kedzie Ave. Deadline for completion November 30, 1913.
July 8, 1921
Ordinance for Crawford Ave. (now Pulaski Rd.) viaduct over Santa Fe and Chicago & Alton.
West of Cicero Ave. are suburban areas, or areas which were annexed to the City of Chicago in later years. Line is grade separated through Harlem Ave.