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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:

  1. Burnham – Burnham Greenway Trail Bike/Ped Bridge Over Five Rail Lines,  Preliminary Engineering, $50,000

  2. Calumet City – Dolton Road/State Street/Plummer Avenue Trucking Improvements, Preliminary Engineering, $200,000

  3. Calumet Park – Winchester Avenue Rehab Project, Design Engineering, $172,000

  4. Dolton – CREATE WA-11 Dolton Junction Interlocking, Right of Way Acquisition, $600,000

  5. Flossmoor  – Central Business District Road, Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements, Preliminary Engineering, $128,000

  6. Homewood – 175th Street LAFO Resurfacing Project, Construction, $113,000

  7. Midlothian – Natalie Creek Trail, Preliminary Engineering, $317,000

  8. Park Forest – Forest/Norwood Boulevard Complete Street Resurfacing, Design Engineering, $252,000

  9. Posen – Crosswalk and ADA Reconstruction, Construction $200,000

  10. Richton Park – Poplar Avenue Bike Trail Extension, Design Engineering, $84,000

  11. Robbins – Tri-State (I-294) Tollway Interchange Feasibility Study, Planning Study, $292,500

  12. Sauk Village – LogistiCenter Road and Rail Expansion, Preliminary Engineering, $350,000

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