More than 60 miles of Chicago roadways have been identified as the first to be repaved this year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Transportation announced Monday.
When spring weather permits, work will begin on the following streets:
- 115th Street, from Vincennes Avenue to State Street (2.3 miles)
- Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, from Cermak Road to 37th Street (2 miles)
- Wentworth Avenue, from Pershing Road to the Stevenson Expressway (1.6 miles)
- Cicero Avenue, from Division Street to the Eisenhower Expressway (2.1 miles)
- Irving Park Road, from Cumberland Avenue to Forest Preserve Avenue (1.3 miles)
- Douglas Boulevard, from Independence Boulevard to Sacramento Drive (1 mile)
- Lake Shore Drive, from North to Grand Avenues (1.5 miles)
The work is part of the mayor's initiative to repave at least 300 miles of Chicago roads on an annual basis. More than 1,000 miles of streets have been repaved since 2011, the mayor's office said.
"We are repaving more roads throughout Chicago than ever before, investing in every neighborhood block by block, street by street, and community by community," Emanuel said in a statement.