Two transportation projects in the 14th District were recently awarded nearly $650,000 Invest In Cook grant funds to support transportation access and walkability in Buffalo Grove and Glenview.
Village of Buffalo Grove Grant
The Village of Buffalo Grove received $500,000 in funding to complete a Phase I preliminary engineering study on Lake Cook Road between Arlington Heights Road and Raupp Boulevard.
Lake Cook Road is a strategic regional arterial road serving east-west commuter, truck, and residential traffic to north-south interstate routes.
The proposed project will address safety issues at critical intersections and improve the deteriorated pavement conditions. Additionally, the study will evaluate multiple improvements to the corridor and intersecting roadways to accommodate future traffic needs, reduce congestion, and expand transit access.
Village of Glenview Grant
Funding in the amount of $142,000 was awarded to the Village of Glenview to improve existing pedestrian facilities at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue (IL 21) at Zenith Drive.
This intersection is heavily used by pedestrians and bicyclists. This project will consist of pedestrian signal improvements, including pedestrian signal heads with push buttons, improved ADA accessibility with ADA-compliant curb cuts and sidewalk ramps, and detectable warnings. Users of Pace bus routes 270 and 272 along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor will also benefit from the additional pedestrian signals for safe crossing.