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County seeks public input on future improvements to Kedzie Avenue by Saturday

There are still a few days left to provide suggestions for improvements to Kedzie Avenue in the Homewood-Flossmoor area.

As part of Cook County’s Connecting Cook County program, the county Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) is conducting the Kedzie Avenue Phase I Study. The study area includes the Kedzie Avenue corridor from 159th Street south to Vollmer Road.

The first stage of the multi-year study is a survey inviting the public to share ideas. The survey will be available through Dec. 31. 

This study will include an assessment of pavement condition, traffic, multi-modal facilities, drainage, safety and environmental conditions and needs along this roadway corridor. The overall goals of the project are to address existing deficiencies and improve safety and mobility for all users.

The engineering and design project team will collect and analyze data from along the corridor, as well as collect input from the public through stakeholder meetings. The project team will use this information to develop alternatives for the design of Kedzie Avenue that improves the quality of life of the community.

These alternatives will be presented to the community at a public meeting where the design team will ask for feedback on the alternatives. Additional stakeholder and public involvement, as well as guidance from the Corridor Advisory Committee, will help identify a preferred alternative for Kedzie Avenue that meets the project goals and is supported by the community.

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