Where you can expect construction traffic in Cook County
Cook County commuters eager for road construction will have their wishes fulfilled this spring and summer.
Details of the county's $38 million infrastructure program for 2015 released Wednesday show drivers can expect orange cones from the South to the North suburbs.
Some of the major highlights in the suburbs include:
• Fixing pavement on Hintz Road from Elmhurst Road to Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling plus repairs to the Ecko Lake bridge.
• Pavement work on Busse Road between Golf Road and Lonquist Boulevard in Mount Prospect.
• Rehab work on Winnetka Road from east of the Tri-State Tollway to Hibbard Road in Northfield.
• Replacing the Roselle Road bridge over the Jane Addams Tollway.
• Pavement repairs on Otis Road between Brinker Road and Dundee Road in Barrington Hills.
• Rebuilding Crawford Avenue from Devon Avenue to Oakton Street in Lincolnwood and Skokie.
Most projects will involve lane closures, and drivers are advised to allow themselves extra time in work zones.
The county is also in the midst of developing a long-range transportation plan, the first of its kind in 70 years, officials said.
"By the end of the year we expect to have a road map that establishes how we can best prioritize projects and utilize resources to ensure that Cook County meets the transportation needs of its citizens, connects population bases with jobs and produces a sustainable transportation future," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said in a statement.
To learn more about the county's roadwork and transportation plan, go to www.connectingcookcounty.org/.