Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for transportation-related projects and maintenance materials for 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.

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

Alsip Park District | $56,000
Design of a 1.75-mile stretch of the Cal-Sag Multi Use Greenway to connect over 26 miles across southern Cook County.

Calumet City | $844,475.50
Construction of Riverside Drive east of Burnham Ave as well as an extension and improvements to Lincoln Avenue north of Riverside Drive. The County is fulfilling the local match requirement for a federal grant from the US Economic Development Administration, permitting the advancement of a $3.4 million investment.

Ford Heights | $225,000
Preliminary engineering study for the Lincoln Highway Corridor. 

Harvey | $400,000
Design and construction of the nearly one-mile segment of 154th Street from Wood Street to Broadway Avenue that will improve connections to the University of Chicago Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

Pavement Patching Materials | $509,350

Purchase of cold asphalt material for pavement and pothole patching throughout Cook County.

To view DoTH’s interactive construction project map, visit:



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