For the first time in Cook County, drivers can get detailed construction information about ongoing road projects online.
By going to the countyís website at www.cookcountyil.gov, drivers can click on a project, get a construction overview and even get contact information for project managers to launch complaints.
The Cook County Board Presidentís office announced the new online source of information as it unveiled its $65 million Highway Plan for 2012.
The 27-project plan calls for improving 70 miles of county-owned roads in more than 30 suburbs.
The countyís biggest projects are the 88th Avenue reconstruction project from 103rd Street to 87th Street in Hickory Hills and Palos Hills, and the Joe Orr Road project in Lynwood and Ford Heights.
The latter is work Lynwood Mayor Gene Williams said was 20 years in a making. Crews will reconstruct and realign two miles of the road from east of Stony Island to Torrence Avenue.
Other projects in the plan include:
? Quentin Road from Northwest Highway to south of Illinois in Palatine
? Mount Prospect Road from Northwest Highway to Busse in Des Plaines and Mount Prospect
? Bartlett Road from Lake to Golf in Streamwood and Hoffman Estates
? 170th Street from South Park to Bishop Ford in South Holland
? Green Bay Road in Kenilworth
? Harms Road in Glenview and Skokie
? Penny Road from Dundee to New Sutton Road in Barrington Hills
? Wentworth Avenue on Glenwood-Lansing Road to Ridge Road in Lansing
? 108th Avenue from 179th to 163rd Place in Orland Park
? Flossmoor Road from west of I-57 to east of Cicero in Country Club Hills
? 175th Street over I-57 near Country Club Hills
? Euclid Avenue from Elmhurst to Wolf in Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights
? Euclid Avenue over I-53 in Rolling Meadows
? Plainfield Road from 47th Street to 1st Avenue in Brookfield and Lyons
? 87th Street from LaGrange to Cliff in Willow Springs and Hickory Hills
? 88th Avenue at 105th Street in Palos Hills
? State Street from 26th Street to Joe Orr Road in Chicago Heights
? Lake-Cook Road from Pfingsten to Waukegan in Deerfield
? Old Orchard at Skokie Boulevard in Skokie
? Lee Road from Shermer to Dundee in Northbrook
? Crawford Avenue at Church Street in Skokie
? Techny Road from Pfingsten to Shermer in Northbrook
? Palatine Township, road not specified
? Shoe Factory at Sutton Road In Hoffman Estates
Also, the plan calls for retrofitting traffic signals at 19 locations countywide.