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President Preckwinkle and CCDOTH award $8.5M in Invest in Cook grants

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) announced the list of 30 projects that will receive funding under the 2020 ‘Invest in Cook’ transportation grant program. A total of $8,502,525 will be distributed across 30 municipalities and will fund one transit, 15 bicycle/pedestrian, six freight and eight road projects.

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:

  1. Burnham – Torrence Avenue Multi Use Path Connection Bike/Ped Construction $255,000

  2. Calumet City  – Michigan City Road Bicycle Path Bike/Ped Preliminary Engineering $360,000

  3. Calumet Park  – Industrial Subarea Action Plan Freight Feasibility/Planning Study $100,000

  4. Chicago Heights  – Euclid Avenue Roadway Improvements Freight Construction $477,900

  5. Country Club Hills – 183rd Street Rehabilitation Roadway Construction $800,000

  6. Dolton  – Quiet Zone Implementation Freight Preliminary Engineering $135,000

  7. Harvey  – TOD Project to Promote Active Transportation Bike/Ped Construction $420,000

  8. Lansing  – Lansing Greenway Multi-Use Path Bike/Ped Preliminary Engineering $155,000

  9. Park Forest  – Forest/Norwood Boulevard Complete Streets Improvements Roadway Design Engineering $480,000

  10. Phoenix  – 153rd Street Improvements Roadway Preliminary Engineering $384,040

  11. Posen  – Crosswalk Reconstruction and Accessibility Bike/Ped Construction $200,000

  12. Richton Park  – Poplar Avenue Bike Trail Extension Bike/Ped Construction $414,000

  13. Sauk Village – Old Plank Road Trail Extension Bike/Ped Feasibility/Planning Study $300,000

  14. University Park  – Steger Road Improvement Plan Roadway Feasibility/Planning Study $150,000

See the complete list in the 2020 Invest in Cook Program.

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