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Village of Burnham

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Burnham Multimodal Connector Preliminary Engineering and Environmental (Phase I) Study

Study Overview

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, in coordination with the Village of Burnham, is leading a Phase I Study to evaluate the existing conditions and design of a grade-separated pedestrian and bicyclist bridge over multiple railroad tracks and Brainard Avenue.The project will provide access to the Hegewisch Station, the planned Burnham Greenway Trail in the City of Chicago, and the planned Burnham Greenway Trail in the Village of Burnham. The purpose of the project is to provide a safe connection for pedestrians and bicyclists by providing a bridge above the rail tracks and Brainard Avenue, increasing multimodal connections to transit, and improving community mobility and recreational options.

In 2019, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways completed a feasibility study to determine feasible options for the proposed bridge. This Phase I Study builds upon the results of the feasibility study based on input from stakeholders and engineering and environmental studies.

For more information, please check out the Study Fact Sheet

Virtual Public Information Meeting Information

You are invited to participate in a virtual public information meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for the Burnham Multimodal Connector. Due to physical distancing restrictions regarding COVID-19, this meeting will be held virtually and a call-in option will be available. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include a live presentation followed by a moderated question-and-answer session. During the meeting, the project team will introduce the study, debut the proposed alignment alternative, and request public input and feedback regarding the presented information.


In addition to presenting the Burnham Multimodal Connector project, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) will also be soliciting feedback on local destinations residents would like included on future bike signage within the area. During the virtual public information meeting, SSMMA will provide a live demonstration of how to provide this feedback online.

Virtual Public Information Meeting: Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Meeting materials, including a recording of the live meeting presentation and project exhibits, will be available on the project webpage ( beginning May 14, 2021 for public review. We encourage you to submit questions to the project team in advance of the meeting by emailing

Participants with limited internet access are encouraged to view physical copies of the meeting materials and complete comment cards located at the designated locations:

  • Village of Burnham’s Village Hall – 14450 S. Manistee Avenue, Burnham IL 60633
  • Ward 10 Alderwoman’s Office – 10500 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

To be a part of the official comment period, written comments can be provided until June 3, 2021 by emailing, by calling (708) 232-6591, or via mail at Burnham Connector c/o Metro Strategies, 17 N. State Street, Suite 850, Chicago, IL 60602.

If you need a Spanish translator for the live virtual meeting, please notify the team by request to the project email at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.

In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and other Federal and State laws, the public meeting will be accessible to those with disabilities. If you need any additional assistance, please contact Kyle Duff by telephone at (708) 232-6591 or by email at at least five (5) days prior to the virtual meeting.

Meeting Materials

Meeting Presentation (English):

Please click here to view a PDF version of the presentation.

Presentación de la reunión (español):

Favor de hacer clic aquí para ver una versión PDF de la presentación.

Corridor Visuals

Meeting materials from the Burnham Multimodal Connector Virtual Public Information Meeting will be posted here starting May 14, 2021.


138th Place (west) Viewing North

138th Place (east) Viewing North

Brainard Avenue Viewing Northwest

Brainard Avenue Viewing Southeast

SSMMA Bike Path Signage Survey

In order to leave feedback on local destinations you would like included on local bike signage in the area, please go to the following link: