Category: Infrastructure

After Trib Report, Maywood Outlines Efforts to Save Water

Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr. during a Nov. 7 regular board meeting, where he presented the status of the village’s water system. | Michael Romain/VFP

Village of Maywood officials said that they’re making progress on fixing the town’s water and sewer infrastructure after to a two-part investigative report published in October by the Chicago Tribune showed that the village has among the highest water rates in the Chicago region.

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Bellwood Gets $300K Grant to Resurface Washington Blvd.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A portion of Washington Blvd. that is scheduled to be repaved sometime next spring thanks to a $300,000 federal grant awarded to Bellwood. | Google Earth

The village of Bellwood recently received a $300,000 grant to resurface a stretch of Washington Blvd., from the viaduct near Addison Creek west to Eastern Blvd., according to Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey.

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Loyola Breaks Ground on Major Stormwater Abatement Project

Wednesday, October 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Elected officials and Loyola representatives during a Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, groundbreaking ceremony on the Maywood campus. | Courtesy Loyola Medicine

At least a dozen elected officials and hospital representatives were on hand on Oct. 17 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a stormwater abatement project on the site of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

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Maywood Takes Steps to Finalize $819K Resurfacing Project for Madison St.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a regular meeting on Oct. 3, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved an engineering agreement to allow Edwin Hancock Engineering Company to provide preliminary design and construction engineering services related to $819,000 in roadway improvements on Madison St., from 1st Ave. to the Des Plaines River.

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Maywood Approves Work on 1st and Roosevelt Sinkhole

Friday, September 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During a Sept. 19 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees unanimously approved two actions related to major street improvements — one more timely than the other.

The most immediate action was a decision to waive the bid process and allow work to start on repairing a sinkhole that’s currently in the pavement at the intersection of 1st Ave. and Roosevelt Rd.

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RTA Seeking Public Comments for Updated Maywood Station Area Plan

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A conceptual drawing of a downtown development in Maywood included in the 2004 RTA station area plan. | RTA

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recently announced the start of a public comment period for nine proposed program projects, including one in Maywood. The public comment period is open until Sept. 30.

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Maywood Gets $206K, Melrose Park Gets $203K for Bike Lanes | Video Cameras for New Maywood Metra Station | More

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Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) addresses community members during a July 15 town hall held at village council chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. | Michael Romain/VFP

Friday, July 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

During a town hall meeting he convened in Maywood on July 15, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) announced that the county board was set to approve a grant of around $206,000 to install a bike path along Washington Blvd.

The county board unanimously approved the grant, which is part of a $7.2 million county-wide highway improvement project, at a regular meeting on July 19.

Formally called the 2017 Invest in Cook Awards, the projects are designed to provide incentives to municipalities to encourage “non-auto” forms of transportation.

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