Ridgeland Avenue in for $480K of Improvements
The Oak Forest city council and IDOT have an agreement in place to begin work on Ridgeland Avenue, between 151st Street and Victoria Drive. The work will cost the city $103,500, with the remainder of the costs covered by a grant.
Ridgeland Avenue, between 151st Street and Victoria Drive, will be a smoother ride for motorists in the coming months, after aldermen reached an agreement with IDOT for construction and construction engineering.
The agreement will cost the city $103,500, with the remaining costs of $378,000 coming from a previously secured grant.
“This agreement is with the Illinois Department of Transportation, that just states that we've budgeted the $103,500,” said Public Works Director Troy Ishler.
The city's contribution to the project is already included in the city's Motor Fuel Tax program for the 2013 budget year, Ishler said.
Covered in the work is repaving, curb and sidewalk repairs and the planting of 77 trees along the roadway, Ishler said. Work is expected to begin in mid-May and should last about six weeks, according to Ishler.
The agreement was approved by city aldermen in an unanimous 5-0 vote.
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