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Public Input Sought for Cook County Transportation Plan

Jun 19, 2019 10:05AM ● By Editor
Media Release from the Cook County Highway Deoartment - June 19, 2019

Cook County seeks input from residents and other stakeholders to better understand the community's expectations and preferences regarding the county's road construction investments and highway maintenance services such as plowing, re-graveling, sidewalk maintenance, and vegetation control.

The survey and interactive map can be accessed at the following links:


            Interactive map:

Cook County is responsible for 297 miles of roads. In 2019, the county levied $2.26 million to support current levels of highway department services. However, increasingly limited resources result in competing priorities, and the county is interested in hearing what is most important as the county faces decreasing federal and state support coupled with increased construction and maintenance costs.

Information gathered will be used to develop a long-range Transportation Plan. Survey responses are anonymous unless respondents choose to provide an email address to receive updates on the Transportation Plan. The survey and map will remain open for comments through July 14, 2019.

Residents and visitors will have an opportunity to view and provide feedback on the draft plan before it is presented to the County Board later this year.

Krysten Foster
County Engineer
Highway Department
218-387-3014 or [email protected]

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