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Providing critical investment in Cook County infrastructure that supports regional and national commerce.  

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) is performing needed rehabilitation work on the Central Avenue Bridge that spans over the Sanitary Ship Canal near the western border of Chicago and travels through the Villages of Stickney and Forest View.

 

This four-lane, 0.71 mile-long bridge serves many neighboring industrial sites and provides a vital connection to Interstate 55 and Midway Airport. Improvements from the project will bring the bridge to a state of good repair and support continued serviceability to freight movement in the region.

During construction, the bridge capacity will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2025. 

PROJECT LOCATION MAP

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PROJECT SCOPE

Bridge Deck

Full replacement of the bridge deck​

Bridge Girders

Re-painting the bridge girders​

Concrete Piers

Repairing the steel girders and concrete piers

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Maintain and Modernize

what already exists 

KEY COUNTY GOALS  FROM THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

KEY COUNTY GOALS  FROM THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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Support the region's role as North America's freight capital

KEY COUNTY GOALS  FROM THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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Increase Investments

in Transportation

KEY COUNTY GOALS  FROM THE POLICY ROADMAP

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Smart Communities

Public Infrastructure

PROJECT TIMELINE

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