How the Highway Department is Taking Advantage of Unexpected Warm Weather

The Maine Township Highway Department is trying to make the most of the recent waves of unseasonably warm weather. They're seizing the moment to enhance safety measures and foster connectivity within the community.

With an eye on improving visibility and safety for children, Highway Commissioner Ed Beauvais and staff have embarked on a comprehensive review of signage, crosswalks, and other vital infrastructure near schools in unincorporated Maine Township. This is part of an effort to help make routes to and from school as safe as possible for children and their families. This project has involved proactive engagement with school principals to ensure their input and first-hand knowledge of potential needs is part of the process. Updates to signs, crosswalks, sidewalks, lighting, and other improvements will be worked on throughout the year.

The Highway Department is also working to connect the bike lanes of Niles, Park Ridge and Des Plaines through the unincorporated areas of Maine Township. This project will help enhance connectivity and accessibility across the entire Township and will help create a safer road environment for cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians. 

These special projects are in addition to the routine work the Highway Department performs, including filling potholes, repairing sidewalks, trimming trees and clearing brush, and managing stormwater drainage systems.

Stay tuned for updates as these initiatives take shape and are completed, and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.

Highway crew installing new sign