Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County

Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County
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Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County (Cook County, IL) — The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for transportation-related projects and initiatives led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH). These vital projects boost economic development, build up regional transportation and improve the quality of life throughout Cook County.

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The location, cost and scope of each project is listed below.

Barrington | $69,948
Construction of nearly a quarter-mile sidewalk on Prairie Avenue between South Street and Hillside Avenue that will provide residential connection to Grove Avenue Elementary School.

Blue Island | $383,492
Preliminary engineering for sidewalk and ADA improvements as well as green infrastructure such as planters to reduce stormwater runoff along Western Avenue between Grove Street and 127th Street.

Glenview | $112,500
Engineering study along Pfingston Road, including the intersections of East Lake and West Lake Avenues.

Hanover Park | $200,000
Construction of pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Church Avenue from Maple Avenue to Walnut Avenue and Center Avenue to Barrington Road, which will connect the community center and Hanover Park Metra Station.

Justice | $2,709,407
Professional engineering and construction management for Cork Avenue/88th Avenue and I-294 interchange.

Lansing | $400,000
A half-mile improvement project along Chicago Avenue to widen and reconstruct the roadway as well as install sidewalks to connect the Pennsy Greenway Trail to the sports complex.

Lynwood | $150,000
Planning study to identify possible areas of improvements for walking, biking, ADA accessibility and transportation throughout the village.

Lynwood | $2,314,970
Professional engineering services and construction management for the reconstruction of Joe Orr Road from Torrence Avenue to Burnham Avenue.

Schaumburg | $100,000
Construction of pedestrian crossing and traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Higgins Road and National Parkway.

To view DoTH’s 2022 interactive construction project map, visit: https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/hwyproject/

Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County

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Monica Gordon for Cook County Commissioner

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