Digital Access

Digital Access
Access mysuburbanlife.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Print Edition

Print Edition
Subscribe now to the print edition of Suburban Life.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Get text messages on your mobile phone or PDA with news, weather and more from mySuburbanLife.com.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Our My Suburban Life Daily Update will send you all of the news you need to keep up with the pace of news in DuPage and Cook County.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Local News

Joliet plans road work

JOLIET – The city will rebuild roadways on Prairie Avenue, John Street, Clay Street, Eastern Avenue, Taylor Street, Woods Avenue and Ida Street next year.

The City Council this week approved allocating $1.4 million for the 2015 Roadway Reconstruction Program. Funding will come from $1.2 million in Motor Fuel Taxes and $221,777 in Illinois Jobs Now funding. The projects also include property owner participation money collected through the Special Service Area process.

The work includes curb, gutter and roadway reconstruction on: Prairie Avenue from Oneida to Jefferson Street for an estimated cost of $297,082; John Street from Prairie to Raynor Avenue for $172,847; Clay Street From Eastern Avenue to Franklin Street for $109,880; Eastern Avenue from Jackson to East Clay Street for $143,985; Taylor Street from Springfield Avenue to Madison Street for $193,634; Woods Avenue from Wheeler Avenue to its eastern end for $364,032; and Ida Street from Interstate 80 to Croghan Avenue for $136,865.

The Taylor Street, Woods Avenue and Ida Street projects also will include storm sewer work.

In other business on Tuesday, the council approved:

• Authorizing City Manager Jim Hock to apply for $40.5 million in low-interest loans for the Des Plaines River combined sewer overflow tunnel, sanitary sewer improvements along Route 6, and a new pump station and screen for the East Side Wastewater Treatment Plant.

• An intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for roadway improvements along Route 30 from Interstate 55 to Route 59. Only a small portion of the project is in Joliet. IDOT plans to widen Route 30 to five lanes from I-55 to Renwick Road, and to three lanes from Renwick to Route 59. The center lanes would be used as turn lanes.

• Hiring a patrol officer and dispatcher for the Joliet Police Department.

• Issuing a special use permit for a thrift store at 116 E. Jackson St. to Ashraf Odeh.

• Issuing a special use permit for a temporary staffing and recruitment agency at 2405 Essington Road to Paramount Staffing. About 200 employees will work out of the site, including about 135 Joliet residents.

Loading more