IDOT updates nine Cook County projects

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Nine projects worth $180-million in the southern Cook County area are underway or starting soon, funded through the Rebuild Illinois program.

“Rebuild Illinois is revitalizing communities and neighborhoods by investing in projects and people in the southern Cook County area and throughout the state,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “Through the largest capital program in state history, IDOT will be delivering improvements to build a more resilient, accessible and equitable system of transportation for generations to come, while creating jobs and enhancing local quality of life.”

Projects include:

  • Interstate 57 from Halsted Street (Illinois 1) to Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway) in Markham, Oak Forest, Country Club Hills, Matteson and Richton Park – ongoing resurfacing and patching started in spring 2022 and is expected to be completed this fall.
  • Wood Street/Ashland Avenue in Harvey, Dixmoor and Riverdale – reconstruction, including new curbs, gutters and lighting, improved capacity, modernized traffic signals, ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and installation of a new storm sewer system. Construction began this spring and is anticipated to be completed fall 2024.
  • Cicero Avenue (Illinois 50/83) at Cal Sag Road, at 135th Street and at Midlothian Turnpike in Crestwood – intersection reconstruction and widening project, modernized traffic signals and ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps. The project began this summer and set to be completed by the end of this year.
  • 183rd Street at Central Avenue in Tinley Park – traffic signal installation project which includes new pavement markings and pedestrian crossings is scheduled to start next spring and completed in summer 2024.
  • 127th Street over Cal-Sag Channel in Alsip and Crestwood – upcoming bridge deck replacement project to begin this winter and completed in fall 2024.
  • Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) at Cicero Avenue in Matteson – upcoming signal modernization to begin later next spring and completed in fall 2025.
  • Southwest Highway (Illinois 7) from 131st to 135th streets in Orland Park and Palos Park -upcoming reconstruction with drainage improvements anticipated to begin next spring and completed in spring 2025.
  • Torrence Avenue (U.S. 6) from Harding Avenue to 173rd Street in Calumet City, Dolton and Lansing – upcoming resurfacing project including ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps to begin next spring and be completed in fall 2024.
  • 159th Street (U.S. 6) from Carol Avenue to Torrence Avenue (Illinois 83) in Calumet City, South Holland and Harvey – upcoming resurfacing project, including ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps to begin next spring and completed in fall 2024.

“These investments in the southern Cook County region will strengthen our system of multimodal transportation across the state,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman. “Remember: If you are driving in Illinois this construction season, you will be driving through work zones. When you see orange, stay patient, drop the devices and slow down.”

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