Cook County OKs suburban infrastructure funding

The Cook County Board Thursday approved intergovernmental agreements to help fund transportation projects in 27 communities, including Arlington Heights, Des Plaines Elk Grove Village and Mount Prospect.

Arlington Heights will receive $75,000 to construct an at-grade bike and pedestrian crossing on Lake-Cook Road at Wilke Road and a multiuse trail connection into the Lake County Forest Preserve's Buffalo Grove Preserve.

Des Plaines will receive $67,500 undertake initial engineering for a pedestrian and bicycle path along the north side of Oakton Street between Des Plaines River Road and the Des Plaines River Trail.

Elk Grove Village will receive $250,250 for construction on a Biesterfield Road bike and pedestrian path.

Mount Prospect will receive $460,500 for Phase II engineering and right of way acquisition for improvements to the intersection of Rand, Central and Mount Prospect Roads. The village will also build a shared-use path for bikes and pedestrians at the intersection.

More information about the projects is at

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