The following is a Village of Woodridge news release:
Village of Woodridge staff have aggressively sought out and have been successful in securing grant funding for capital construction projects in the Village. Securing grant funding significantly lessens the local tax dollars that are needed to fund these necessary capital projects, maximizing the impact of tax dollars paid by Village residents.
Below you can find a list of projects that totals approximately $1.4 million of secured grant funds. Beyond what’s listed below,
Village staff has submitted six applications for additional roadway resurfacing projects which equates to potential awards of $2,000,000 in Surface Transportation Program funds. A determination on what projects will receive these funds will be made early this winter.
Currently, the Community Development and Public Works departments are working together to complete an additional Community Development Block Grant funding application to resurface additional Woodridge streets. The application will be submitted this fall and the Village will learn whether it will receive the funds this winter.
Upcoming Road Projects Funded by Grants:
In the spring of 2014 the Village expects to complete a traffic signal modernization and interconnect project at the intersections of 71st Street/Janes Avenue, Janes Avenue/Center Drive and Center Drive/Plaza Drive. This project is funded partially by a $245,000 Surface Transportation Program (STP) Grant.
Also in the spring of 2014, the Village expects to complete a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Resurfacing Project. 75% of the project will be covered by the CDBG Grant at almost $180,000. Streets to be resurfaced include, Charmingfare Drive, Knotty Pine Court, Hiawatha Parkway and a portion of Crabtree Avenue.
During the summer of 2014, the Village will also utilize a $365,000 STP Grant which will cover 70% of the cost to resurface Center Drive from Woodridge Drive to Janes Avenue.
In 2015, the Village of Woodridge and the City of Darien will work together to resurface 83rd Street from the I355 bridge deck to Lemont Road. Both municipalities worked together to be successful in obtaining $630,000 in STP funds for this project.
The Village has nearly 200 lane miles of roads to maintain and these road resurfacing grant funds are part of over $5 million in grants obtained by the Village since 2009 that are being put toward various infrastructure projects, including road resurfacing as well as tree replacement, and storm and sanitary sewer rehabilitation.