Cook County Approves Transportation Funding for Suburban Cook County
Cook County Board of Commissioners Approved Transportation Funding for Transportation Projects led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways with support from 16th District Commissioner Frank Aguilar.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding to further transportation projects and initiatives led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH).
These are vital projects that boost economic development, build up regional transportation and improve quality of life throughout suburban Cook County.
“I was thrilled to vote yes on approving funding for these transportation projects for towns throughout the 16th District,” said Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar (16th).
“We must always deliver purposeful and impactful investment into our communities, investment that makes our resident’s lives easier, and also better allow them to take part in all our communities have to offer.”
Below are the areas of Cook County’s 16th District receiving this approved funding, and a description of the project.
Village of Berkeley
DoTH and the Village of Berkeley are partnering to begin work associated with their 2021 Invest in Cook award that provides funding for design engineering of new sidewalks and multi-use paths to enhance cycling and walking connections within industrial areas. Improvements include new 6-foot-wide, ADA compliant sidewalks along the south side of McDermott Drive between Wolf Road and the reservoir as well as along the west side of Morris Avenue between the reservoir and St. Charles Road. An 8-foot-wide ADA compliant multi-use path is proposed around the retention pond and will connect to the new sidewalks. The County is providing $50,000 in funding for the project.
Village of Hodgkins
DoTH and the Village of Hodgkins are partnering to begin work associated with their 2021 Invest in Cook award that provides $30,000 in funding for a planning study to evaluate the feasibility of a new interchange to I-55 at Leon Cook Drive. A new interchange would give freight traffic direct access to the businesses along Leon Cook Drive and River Road, minimizing impact to the surrounding area.
Village of Justice
DoTH and the Village of Justice are partnering to begin work associated with their 2021 Invest in Cook award that provides funding for the construction and construction engineering of the 86th Court Industrial roadway reconstruction project. Improvements include pavement reconstruction, new curb and gutter and drainage enhancements. 86th Court is home to 25 businesses and carries 160 trucks per day in and out of the corridor. The County is providing $192,890 in funding for this project.
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