Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County
The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for transportation-related projects 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 and service is listed below.
Metra | $5,000,000
Cook County’s commitment of matching funds for a recently awarded $24 million All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Metra for the reconstruction and modernization of the 95th Street Chicago State University station in the City of Chicago. The partnership with the County will allow Metra to advance this $38 million project, bringing this 1920s station up to ADA-accessible standards by installing elevators, adding a pedestrian tunnel and pathways to connect riders to the University and the surrounding neighborhood.
Stickney | $550,000
Participation in the design and construction of nearly 1.5 miles of roadway to provide safety and mobility improvements along 40th Street from Oak Park Avenue to Ridgeland Avenue, along 41st Street from Oak Park Avenue to Ridgeland Avenue, along East Avenue from 43rd Street to 41st Street and along 43rd Street from East Avenue to Scoville Avenue.
To view DoTH’s interactive construction project map, visit: https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/hwyproject/