Department of Transportation and Highways Undertakes Projects Throughout Cook County
The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved agreements today between the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) with local municipalities. The intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) are designed to bolster community and economic development and quality of life throughout Cook County.
Stickney – 45th Street Roadwork
DoTH will assist the Village of Stickney with Phase II engineering construction and Phase III engineering on 45th Street between Harlem and Oak Park Avenues. The project includes roadway resurfacing, curb and gutter replacement and installation of ADA improvements.
Skokie – Old Orchard Road Projects
DoTH is partnering with the Village of Skokie with two roadwork projects on Old Orchard Road. The first project spans from the Edens Expressway northbound ramp to Skokie Boulevard. The second project extends from the northbound ramp of the Edens Expressway to Woods Drive. The goal of the projects is to reconstruct the roadway adding an additional lane of traffic to alleviate congestion generated by the local shopping mall. This is the second IGA between the County and the village for Phase II engineering for both roadway projects.
Elgin O’Hare Enhancements
DoTH is partnering with DuPage County and the Illinois Tollway to provide funding for construction and construction engineering along Illinois Route 390 at US Route 20 entrance and exit ramps as well as the exit ramps at Roselle Road, Plum Grove Road and Illinois Route 53. Improvements included trees and shrubs, architectural railings and wayfinding signage.
Northfield – Happ Road Project
Cook County is funding a Phase I engineering study along Happ Road from Winnetka Road to Willow Road in partnership with the Village of Northfield. A new roadway will be built with a traffic circle based on the village’s preferred walkable community design.
“As we plan for our future transportation needs, we must focus on all corners of Cook County to ensure that we meet the evolving needs of residents and our business community,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. “These agreements allow us to partner with municipalities throughout the County and with collar counties to provide meaningful benefits to our stakeholders both in the short- and long-term.”