With Brookfield’s residential street improvement program already in full swing, motorists may already know which areas to avoid this summer.
But there’s one more resurfacing project – on one of the village’s main drags – that the Cook County Department of Transportation has announced may also create some headaches in the coming months.
Cook County will be resurfacing Eberly Avenue from 47th Street to Ogden Avenue, work that will also include installation of ADA sidewalk ramps, replacement of curb and gutter and repair of drainage structures.
Work will begin sometime this summer, said Cook County spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman, but a specific date has not been announced. Whatever the start date, the work is expected to continue into November.
During construction, according to information provided by the county’s transportation department, traffic on Eberly Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the entire project.
The street, which forms a border between Brookfield and LaGrange, is heavily used by trucks going to and from the quarries south of 47th Street. The county is warning motorists that the lane reductions will cause delays and that they should seek alternate routes during construction.