Southland roads eyed for improvements
BY MIKE NOLAN email@example.com May 3, 2012 6:40PM
Updated: June 5, 2012 11:36AM
The reconstruction of 88th Avenue through Hickory Hills and Palos Hills, as well as the rebuilding and widening of Joe Orr Road in Lynwood, top the list of Cook County highway projects this year.
County officials on Thursday announced the county will spend $65 million on 27 projects to improve 70 miles of roads.
Roads getting attention in the Southland include:
88th Avenue: The county is spending $11.1 million to reconstruct the road between 103rd and 87th streets. Work began in early March and is expected to wrap up this fall, the county said.
Joe Orr Road: Between Torrence and Stony Island avenues, Joe Orr will be widened to four lanes, with a turning lane running down the middle. The project will cost $7.1 million and will be completed by late fall, the county said.
108th Avenue: The Orland Park street will be widened and be resurfaced between 179th Street and 163rd Place. The $2.3 million project is scheduled for completion this fall.
Flossmoor Road: From west of Interstate 57 to just east of Cicero Avenue in Country Club Hills, the road will be repaired and resurfaced at a cost of nearly $1 million. Work is expected to be finished this fall.
State Street: Patching the Chicago Heights road from 26th Street to Joe Orr Road. The county hasn’t yet awarded a contract for the work.