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Arlington Heights Road gridlock here until August

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  • It's no fun for cars stuck in traffic along Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village, where resurfacing and other roadwork will last into August.

       It's no fun for cars stuck in traffic along Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village, where resurfacing and other roadwork will last into August.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 

If you enjoy dallying in traffic, Elk Grove Village has the perfect location.

Resurfacing on Arlington Heights Road between Higgins Road and Brantwood Avenue is in full swing. The work is reducing traffic to one lane in each direction, which has resulted in hefty backups during rush hour.

The project will finish in the first part of August, Cook County Department of Highways Bureau Chief of Construction Holly Cichy said.

Construction includes repairing curbs and gutters, grinding and replacing the surface with hot-mix asphalt, and fixing medians.

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways awarded the $2 million contract to Arrow Road Construction Co.

But Arlington Heights Road is not the only construction hot spot in the suburbs this season. The Illinois tollway is embarked in an ambitious widening project on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90). This year, crews are engaged with the eastbound lanes between Elgin and Rockford.

Other significant highway/tollway projects include preliminary work on the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway extension and resurfacing on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) near the Army Trail Toll Plaza. Also watch out for reconstruction of ramps near O'Hare from the northbound I-294 to westbound I-90, westbound I-190, River Road and the eastbound Kennedy Expressway.

Elsewhere in Cook County, watch out for:

• Willow Road reconstruction between Harlem Avenue and I-94, • Lake-Cook Road reconstruction between Pfingsten Road and Pinetree Road, • Hart Road resurfacing from Lake-Cook Road to south of Route 14, • Mannheim Road lane additions between Higgins and Irving Park Roads.

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