President Preckwinkle and CCDOTH award $8.5M in Invest in Cook grants
Invest in Cook grants help municipalities further their transportation projects by covering the cost of planning, engineering, right-of-way acquisition and construction associated with transportation improvements sponsored by local governments and private partners.
In January, the County put out the call and received 58 Invest in Cook grant applications from local governments and transit agencies. Invest in Cook is an initiative that’s part of Connecting Cook County, the County’s first long-range transportation plan in 75 years. This plan lays the groundwork for how the County invests in transportation to attract and retain businesses, people, capital and talent. Read more.
Fourteen of the 30 projects that were funded are in municipalities in the south suburbs including:
Burnham – Torrence Avenue Multi Use Path Connection Bike/Ped Construction $255,000
Calumet City – Michigan City Road Bicycle Path Bike/Ped Preliminary Engineering $360,000
Calumet Park – Industrial Subarea Action Plan Freight Feasibility/Planning Study $100,000
Chicago Heights – Euclid Avenue Roadway Improvements Freight Construction $477,900
Country Club Hills – 183rd Street Rehabilitation Roadway Construction $800,000
Dolton – Quiet Zone Implementation Freight Preliminary Engineering $135,000
Harvey – TOD Project to Promote Active Transportation Bike/Ped Construction $420,000
Lansing – Lansing Greenway Multi-Use Path Bike/Ped Preliminary Engineering $155,000
Park Forest – Forest/Norwood Boulevard Complete Streets Improvements Roadway Design Engineering $480,000
Phoenix – 153rd Street Improvements Roadway Preliminary Engineering $384,040
Posen – Crosswalk Reconstruction and Accessibility Bike/Ped Construction $200,000
Richton Park – Poplar Avenue Bike Trail Extension Bike/Ped Construction $414,000
Sauk Village – Old Plank Road Trail Extension Bike/Ped Feasibility/Planning Study $300,000
University Park – Steger Road Improvement Plan Roadway Feasibility/Planning Study $150,000
See the complete list in the 2020 Invest in Cook Program.
Related story: Cook County’s grant program to provide funds for bike path extensions, street repairs, in the Tribune/Daily Southtown; and Calumet City, Lansing receive grants for bike path projects, in the Clarion.