Twelve of 34 Invest In Cook projects awarded are in SSMMA’s region
County investments leverage federal and state funds to advance priority projects.
The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) has selected 34 projects as part of Cook County’s annual Invest in Cook grant program.
The County’s investment of $7 million leverages an additional $26.8 million in federal, state and local funds. The commitment of County transportation resources will enable $33.8 million in project activity across all phases to get underway in the coming year.
The selected projects span 33 municipalities and include transit improvements, cycling and pedestrian enhancements, traditional roadway repair and freight enhancements. Invest in Cook puts a premium on equal access to opportunity. Half of the funding is directed to projects in low- and moderate-income communities. Visit cookcountyil.gov/investincook for details about each project, or click here.
Invest in Cook is an initiative of Connecting Cook County, the County’s long-range transportation plan, which guides how the County invests in transportation to attract and retain businesses, people, capital and talent.
“I am impressed by the impact that Invest in Cook has had in its first year,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. “Seed investments of $820,000 by the County in three freight projects last year have yielded state and federal commitments of $38 million this year to design and build them.” Read more. A related story is here in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.
Twelve of the 34 selected projects are in SSMMA’s region. They include:
Burnham – Burnham Greenway Trail Bike/Ped Bridge Over Five Rail Lines, Preliminary Engineering, $50,000
Calumet City – Dolton Road/State Street/Plummer Avenue Trucking Improvements, Preliminary Engineering, $200,000
Calumet Park – Winchester Avenue Rehab Project, Design Engineering, $172,000
Dolton – CREATE WA-11 Dolton Junction Interlocking, Right of Way Acquisition, $600,000
Flossmoor – Central Business District Road, Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements, Preliminary Engineering, $128,000
Homewood – 175th Street LAFO Resurfacing Project, Construction, $113,000
Midlothian – Natalie Creek Trail, Preliminary Engineering, $317,000
Park Forest – Forest/Norwood Boulevard Complete Street Resurfacing, Design Engineering, $252,000
Posen – Crosswalk and ADA Reconstruction, Construction $200,000
Richton Park – Poplar Avenue Bike Trail Extension, Design Engineering, $84,000
Robbins – Tri-State (I-294) Tollway Interchange Feasibility Study, Planning Study, $292,500
Sauk Village – LogistiCenter Road and Rail Expansion, Preliminary Engineering, $350,000