President Toni Preckwinkle announced a strategic road project that will promote economic growth in the South Suburbs, earlier today. 

The County will use $8-$10 million dollars in Motor Fuel Tax funds to reconstruct and widen Center Street from 159th Street to 171st Street—a crucial truck route in Harvey.   The County has been working closely with municipalities, regional agencies and elected officials to be a proactive force for economic development.  The project will be managed by the County’s Department of Highways.

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President Preckwinkle is joined by Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, City of Harvey, Commissioner Sims, Commissioner Murphy and a larger group of elected officials, as she spoke about the Central Street Project

President Preckwinkle is joined by Mayor Eric J. Kellogg, City of Harvey, Commissioner Sims, Commissioner Murphy, additional elected officials, and corporate representatives as she spoke about the Center Street Project

In her remarks, President Preckwinkle mentioned that infrastructure improvements are vital to economic growth. Pictured behind her is Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development. Also present was Robin Kelly, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Administration and John Yonan, Superintendant, Department of Highways. Other County officials and staff related to the project were also present.

In her remarks, President Preckwinkle mentioned that infrastructure improvements are vital to economic growth. Pictured behind her is Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development. Also present was Robin Kelly, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Administration and John Yonan, Superintendant, Department of Highways. Other County officials and staff related to the project were also present.

 

A large crowd attended the event.

A large crowd attended the event.

UPS Hosted today's event and many others from businesses in the area attended.

UPS hosted today’s event and many others from businesses in the area attended.