COOK COUNTY-- The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved agreements and funding for projects spearheaded by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) with local municipalities. The projects are designed to bolster economic development and quality of life throughout Cook County.
Elgin O’Hare I-390 Corridor
The Board of Commissioners approved $150,000 for an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the County’s DoTH and DuPage County for construction and construction engineering on Illinois Route 390. The work includes landscaping, wayfinding and community markers that will enhance the experience driving through this corridor. Work will be conducted at U.S. Route 20, Roselle Road, Plum Grove Road and Illinois Route 53.
Village of Palatine
The Board approved $115,000 for the Smith Street connector path in the Village of Palatine. The goal of the project is to ensure a safe walkable path at the southern and western legs of Smith Street at Dundee Road.
Village of Justice
The Village of Justice and Cook County have partnered together and collaborated with the Tollway to receive a grant from the Illinois Competitive Freight Program for $1.8 million to be used for right-of-way acquisition for reconstruction of the interchange at 88th\Cork Avenue and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to help the flow of truck traffic.
“More robust transportation options are critical to a prosperous Cook County,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “These projects will meet the needs of businesses while also focusing on more liveable and walkable communities for our residents and visitors.”