At least six Chicago Heights streets will be getting "a total makeover" sometime in 2014.
The finals steps in receiving a $315,000 road resurfacing grant through the Cook County Community Development Block Grant program were finalized during an Oct. 7 city meeting.
In addition to road resurfacing, the city will also perform tree trimming, hydrant maintenance, code violation assessments and street sign replacement on the selected streets.
The streets chosen were based on a citywide street-rating report compiled by Robinson Engineering. As part of the grant requirement, they must also be occupied, on average, by low-to-moderate income residents.
Here's a full list of streets to be resurfaced:
- 16th Place, from Ashland to Campbell
- 15th Place, from Scott to Schilling
- 14th Place, from Ashland to Schilling
- Ashland, from 15th Place to 15th Street
- Sunnyside, from 16th Street to Lincoln Highway
- Campbell, from 16th Street to Lincoln Highway
Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez says the city may wind up piggybacking on the Cook County funds to extend the street resurfacing projects and maximize results.
"We’ve done that before and it’s been effective,” Gonzalez said.