Category: Infrastructure

Maywood Wins Grant Funds For ‘Green Alley’ Resurfacing

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: An example of a green alley, this one in Los Angeles | The Trust for Public Land 

The village of Maywood was recently selected to receive grant funding to resurface six alleys in the village with material that will more effectively capture stormwater runoff and reduce residential flooding and basement backups.

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Bellwood Gearing Up For Nearly $800K In St. Charles Rd. Improvements

Friday, June 8, 2018 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The corner of St. Charles Rd. and 25th Ave. in Bellwood. | Igor Studenkov

The village of Bellwood recently secured nearly $800,000 in grant money to improve a stretch of roadway that officials consider critical to the town’s overall economic health.

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Maywood Approves Work On Deteriorating 1st Ave. Water Main

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The Maywood Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously for Hancock Engineering to start preliminary engineering work on one of the most deteriorated water mains in the village.

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New Traffic Signals Headed To 3 Maywood Intersections On Madison St.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The intersection of Madison St. and 9th Ave. in Maywood, where a new left turn signal is slated to be installed. | Google Earth 

Driving on Madison Street in Maywood could get a lot easier now that the village’s Board of Trustees unanimously gave the green light for the installation of traffic lights with left turn signals at the intersections of 5th, 9th and 17th Avenues.

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Maywood Signals It Won’t Pass Chicago’s Water Cost Increase Onto Residents

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Starting June 1, the City of Chicago will raise water rates by 1.54 percent, or $3.94 per 1,000 gallons. That’s an estimated $56,000 over the total it charged Maywood last year. The water rate hike is due to an increase in the Consumer Price Index inflation rate.

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1st Ave. Railroad Crossing To Close 8 Weeks For Construction Starting April 16

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The First Avenue railroad crossing in Maywood will be closed for eight weeks, depending on weather, starting April 16, so that workers can install a third rail line and perform utility and grading work, according to a March 23 statement by released by Union Pacific.

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Tribune: State Bill Introduced That Would Address High Water Rates

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

The Chicago Tribune reported on Feb. 17 about proposed state legislation, introduced in Springfield last week, that “aims to create a new Cook County water infrastructure fund to help pay for system upgrades and bolster state oversight in an attempt to prevent municipalities from overcharging other towns for Lake Michigan water.” 

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