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Work at Church and Crawford Intersection Gets $975K in State Funds

Gov. Quinn announced the funding Thursday as part of $18.3 million in road projects.

Skokie drivers are the beneficiaries of part of the $18.3 million in road construction projects that Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday.

According to a press release from his office:

“The intersection of Church Street and Crawford Avenue will be improved for $974,900 by Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc. of Lake Zurich, the lowest of five bidders. The work will include new pavement, curb and gutter, traffic signals and pavement markings.”

Troy March 13, 2014 at 07:21 PM
I thought the state was broke.
David Zornig March 14, 2014 at 11:53 AM
The money should be used to complete the paving of the inside lanes of Crawford from Touhy to Central, instead of focusing on one intersection that frankly doesn't need it. 2-3 years ago the County repaved only the right hand lanes of Crawford in both directions. Then never came back after word of Skokie possibly taking over responsibility for Crawford surfaced. There are dozens of potholes in the inner lanes between Oakton and Dempster in both directions. Also, lowest bidder out of five is never a good plan. How about going out and looking at all of the bidder's previous work instead. Almost $1 million for just one intersection? Please...
Karen Buccola March 14, 2014 at 02:43 PM
I agree with David. That section of the road is horrible. I would also like to see increased street lighting on this section. For some reason, Lincolnwood has plenty of lights along Crawford and when you hit the Village of Skokie border, you're plunged into darkness. This is especially hazardous considering how many residents have to park their cars on the street. You can't see them until you're on top of them. Pedestrians walking at night - forget about it. You'll never see them in time. It's crazy. The side streets in Skokie are bright enough that you can read a book in your bedroom without ever turning on a light, but driving down a major thoroughfare is pitch dark.

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