Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday marked the end of the county's 2013 construction season.
“In this, the centennial year of the county’s Transportation and Highways Department, I am pleased we have been able to reconstruct or improve 74 lane-miles of roadway in municipalities throughout the county,” Preckwinkle said. “The variety of projects we completed during the 2013 construction season represents our commitment to maintain our roadways in a manner that promotes safety and economic development.”
Altogether, the county’s Transportation and Highway Department completed 20 projects at a cost of about $42 million during its 2013 construction season.
Some of the major roadway projects this year included rehabilitating pavement on 138th Street between Ashland Avenue and Park Avenue in Riverdale and Dolton. Another project included reconstructing and improving drainage for and traffic signals on 170th Street between South Park Avenue and the Bishop Ford Freeway in South Holland.