Cunningham announces upgrades to Kedzie Ave.

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State Sen. Bill Cunningham recently announced the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has slated four miles of Kedzie Avenue for major upgrades this year.

The more than $5-million project includes repaving, safety upgrades and increased access for people with disabilities.

“Kedzie Avenue is a major artery connecting the city and the suburbs,” said Cunningham. “It connects homes and businesses, and we need to keep it in good repair.”

The upgrades will cover two separate stretches of Kedzie including from 87th to 103rd streets and from 115th to 131st streets. In addition to repaving, the repairs include better lane markings and divisions, and making street crossings safer and easier for people in wheelchairs or who otherwise have limited mobility.

“I’m happy that whenever the state makes road upgrades, it makes sidewalks and crossings more accessible,” Cunningham said. “Everyone should be able to safely travel through their own neighborhood.”

The Kedzie upgrades are part of IDOT’s multi-year plan to maintain and expand Illinois’ transportation infrastructure. Other area projects scheduled for the upcoming year include land acquisition at the corner of Southwest Highway and Harlem Avenue for future improvements and repainting the Harlem Avenue bridge over the Cal-Sag Channel.

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via The Beverly Review

August 18, 2020 at 11:12AM

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