With the 2021 paving season getting underway, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined Aldermen and City officials to launch the Chicago Works jobs and infrastructure plan. The event kicked off the first year of the five-year multi-billion-dollar Chicago Works Capital Plan. The 2021 first installment will include over $600 million of infrastructure modernization projects to enhance the quality of life for all Chicago residents in all 77 communities. The plan relies on data to select and prioritize investments across the full array of public assets, addressing the worse first, along with an emphasis on equity and safety in order to create jobs and spur the City’s recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic while addressing decades-long backlog of infrastructure needs.
The Mayor made the Chicago Works announcement in Auburn Gresham on the South Side at the site of a Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) arterial resurfacing project at 81st Street and Damen Avenue. Over the next two year, CDOT will
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