State to kick in nearly $2 million for McCarthy/Walker project
LEMONT — A capital improvement project being funded largely by the state will finally bring traffic signals to a heavily used intersection.
As part of its Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, the Illinois Department of Transportation will contribute about $1.7 million to upgrade the intersection of McCarthy and Walker roads. The work will involve modernizing traffic lanes and signals at the intersection located about a half mile west of Archer Avenue, according to a news release from the state. The project is scheduled to begin April 15 and should be complete by the end of October, the release said.
“The village of Lemont began Phase 1 of this project by conducting the necessary engineering,” said Lemont Village Administrator Benjamin Wehmeier. “One improvement is that traffic signals will be added here. This is now an unsignalized section, and it’s used very heavily.”
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