The long-stalled Quentin Road expansion project is making some small steps forward as the Cook County Transportation Department has received approval for $150,000 in funds for a consultant firm to review the project, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The construction project is meant to eliminate the remaining two lane roadway and complete the full 22-mile strategic regional arterial as a five-lane roadway to extend through DuPage, Cook and Lake counties, according to the Build Quentin website.
The project would include a pedestrian underpass to connect the east and west sections of the Deer Grove Forest preserve and improved access for the soon-to-be restored Camp Reinberg.
The project would also include a shared-use path along the east side of Quentin Road from the newly constructed underpass north to Lake-Cook Road, providing residents safe access to the Forest Preserve trails, according to the website.
The transportation department has gotten the go-ahed to pay $150,000 to TranSystems Corp. in Schaumburg to review the project and to look specifically at whether there will be an environmental impact to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve, according to the Chicago Tribune.