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Nine CCDOTH 2019 Invest in Cook projects awarded to south suburbs


The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DOTH) has selected 34 projects as part of Cook County’s 2019 Invest in Cook grant program.  Nine are in the south suburbs including Crestwood, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Matteson, Homewood, Harvey, Posen, Richton Park and Sauk Village. Click here for the complete list and details on the 2019 Invest In Cook awards.

Cook County funded $8.5 million for the transportation-related projects, which span over 27 municipalities, including the City of Chicago. The selected projects include transit improvements, cycling and pedestrian enhancements, traditional roadway repair and freight enhancements. The County’s investment leverages an additional $33.8 million in federal, state and local funds. The commitment of County transportation resources will enable $42.7 million in project activity across all phases to get underway in the coming year.

Invest in Cook is an $8.5 million program that covers the cost of planning and feasibility studies, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction associated with transportation improvements sponsored by local and regional governments and private partners.

South Suburban projects include:

  1. Crestwood – Midlothian Turnpike Sidewalk Improvements for Bike/Ped Construction ($230,000)

  2. Ford Heights – Lincoln Highway Restoration Feasibility/Planing Study for a Roadway ($225,000)

  3. Lynwood – 198th Street Reconstruction and Sidewalk Extension  for Roadway, Bike/Ped Construction ($400,000)

  4. Matteson – Central Avenue Restoration Freight, Roadway Preliminary Engineering ($400,000)

  5. Metra – Homewood Station Rehabilitation Transit Construction ($300,000)

  6. Pace – Harvey and O’Hare South Cargo Area First/Last Mile Pilot ride-hailing service  transit pilot ($125,000)

  7. Posen – Crosswalk Reconstruction and ADA Accessibility for Bike/Ped Construction ($200,000)

  8. Richton Park – Richton Park Metra Commuter Rail Station Traffic Flow Improvements Preliminary Engineering ($100,000)

  9. Sauk Village – 223rd Street Shared-Use Path Bike/Ped Preliminary Engineering ($150,000)

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