Several streets in Oak Forest are set to be reworked in the coming year, thanks to a move by the Oak Forest city council and some funds from the city's Motor Fuel Tax. The council approved the work in a unanimous vote, agreeing to spend $718,000 on work on four roads in the city, with the possibility of work on three other roads, depending on projected costs.
The four roads guaranteed to see a facelift in the coming year are:
- Charleston Drive, from Pine Street to the dead end of the Drive,
- El Morro Lane from Ridgeland Avenue to Boca Rio Drive,
- Ridgeland Avenue from Victoria Drive to 151st Street and
- Cedar Road from Spruce Lane to Ridgeland Avenue.
Other streets up for possible work are: Liberty Square, from Terrace Drive to Reynolds Lane, Lockwood Avenue from 163rd Street to 159th Street, and Betty Anne Lane, from 155th Street to Natalie Drive.
Work on the roads will be completed by a yet-to-be-named business, with engineering design by Baxter and Woodman.
“The construct and engineering is not in there at this time, we're just going with the design engineering, to see how our prices come out,” Ishler said.