With nearly $20 million in capital improvements to fund over the next three years, the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees put a priority on rebuilding Deerfield Road next year today during its Committee of the Whole meeting.
That $13.5 million of roadwork—$3.1 million comes from the Village’s funds and the rest from either the federal government or Highland Park—is almost certainly on the calendar for 2014 while Village Manager Kent Street and his staff will take a closer look at the other ideas.
“They (the Board) consider that the top priority,” Street said after the meeting. “We were given direction on the available projects and will come up with funding approaches for consideration.” All of this is being done as the Village begins to put together its 2014 budget in late September and October. Nothing is final.
The complete rebuilding of Deerfield Road from Rosemary Terrace to Ridge Road in Highland Park may have a significant impct on residents after major work on Lake Cook and Half Day Roads the last three years.
The work east of Rosemary Terrace includes full reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of sewers and traffic signals. There will also be pavement patching, grinding, resurfacing and cosmetic work between the railroad underpass and Rosemary Terrace.
At this point, the project is scheduled to start in March and end the following October. Of the $13.5 million cost, $3.1 million will be paid by Deerfield, $1.3 million by Highland Park and $9.1 from a federal government grant.
Other items being considered are $3.5 million of infrastructure work in the North Trails subdivision aimed in part at relieving some of the flooding there during and after heavy rains. Residents of that neighborhood talked to the Village Board about the situation in June.
Work on Briarwood Vista for $5 million and Woodvale Avenue for $1.1 million was also discussed.
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