Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County

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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.

“Improving quality of life and making it easier for residents to get around the County is a top priority of my administration,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “These transportation-related projects ensure the County reaches its goals by making essential repairs and upgrades to existing infrastructure, but also through the creation of new infrastructure to meet the growing needs within communities.”

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

Village of Willow Springs | $571,176.80
Structural repairs to German Church Road bridge over the Flag Creek project.

Villages of Glenview, Deerfield, Mount Prospect and Des Plaines | $1,849,755
Improvements associated with the 2021 Bridge Repair project to clean, paint and repair structural steel.

Villages of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling | $726,444
Preliminary engineering/environmental study for the reconstruction of a 2.25-mile corridor along Buffalo Grove Road between Hintz Road and Lake Cook Road.

Village of Burr Ridge | $686,368
Preliminary engineering/environmental study for the reconstruction of a 1-mile corridor along the I-55 Frontage Road between Countyline Road to I-294.

Village of Orland Park | $486,500
Installation of new 8’ multi-use path between Orland Grasslands and 159th Street multi-use paths, Centennial Park and the 153rd Street Metra station.

Villages of Forestview and Stickney, City of Chicago | $1.1 million
Emergency deck repairs to Central Avenue bridge over the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal.

Cook County | $1.4 million
Maintain, upgrade and replace damaged guardrails and traffic barriers.

Cook County | $13.2 million
Replace and modernize 26 traffic signals and install three fiber optic conduits.

Cook County, City of Chicago | $30.5 million
Reconstruct and resurface roadways, provide bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure as well as intersection safety projects.

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

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