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Homewood officials to present first phase of 183rd Street improvement plan

Village staff will present to the Homewood Board of Trustees an initial plan for addressing safety issues on 183rd Street at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday, March 22.

The plan is the next step in a process started when the village commissioned a traffic study last year that included an analysis of safety issues along the thoroughfare and suggestions for addressing problems.

The first phase could include:

  • A lane reduction pilot project between Riegel Road and Morgan Street.
  • Phase 1 engineering for installing a traffic signal at Center Avenue.
  • Either convert Gottschalk Avenue into a dead-end street at the north side of 183rd or convert Gottschalk into a one-way street northbound from 183rd to Olive Road, depending on input from area residents.
  • Add lane delineators at the Park Avenue intersection to prevent left turns from southbound Park Avenue onto eastbound 183rd Street.

In other business, the board will consider:

  • A request to waive competitive bidding for the purchase of two police vehicles that would replace two vehicles that are at their end of service.
  • A resolution to appropriate $120,000 from the village’s Motor Fuel Tax fund to help pay for street resurfacing.
  • Award the bid for the street resurfacing project at a total cost of nearly $957,000. Portions of nine streets are slated to be resurfaced this year. In addition to the $120,000 in MFT money, the project will be paid for with money from the Rebuild Illinois Bond funds.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the board room at village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road.
The meeting can also be attended remotely by visiting https://zoom.us. Select: “join a meeting” from menu at top right of page. Use meeting ID 980 4907 6232 and password 830183. To listen to the meeting via phone, dial 312-626-6799 and login with the above ID and password followed by #.

Members of the public may comment on agenda items or village subjects by email to [email protected] or by placing written comments in the drop box outside village hall.

Comments received by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be read into the record of the meeting.

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