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RESOLUTION NO. 67-72 <br /> A RESOLUTION URGING THE COMPLETION OF THE HIGGINS ROAD <br /> PROJECT BY THE STATE OF ILLINOIS <br /> WHEREAS, the Village of Elk Grove Village advocated widening Illinois <br /> Route 72 in concert with more than 200 industries, 20,000 residents and an <br /> untold number of Illinois motorists; <br /> WHEREAS the State of Illinois responded with a program to widen Illinois <br /> Route 72 in and near Elk Grove Village and did in fact award construction <br /> contracts to implement the program; <br /> WHEREAS construction, begun in January 1971 on 4.5 miles of the afore- <br /> mentioned roadway, was halted in 19'.71 to complete roadways not within Elk <br /> Grove Village; <br /> WHEREAS intensive efforts by the Village were turned aside by the State <br /> ill 1971 to resume and complete a vii:al segment of the project before December <br /> 1971 ; <br /> WHEREAS, the economic well being of 200 industries, 20 businesses and an <br /> unknown number of truckers and shippers has now reached intolerable proportions <br /> due to the extended and continuing delay in completing the Higgins Road project; <br /> WHEREAS more than 145 personal and property damage accidents have occured <br /> on Higgins Road because of the unfinished and unsafe state of construction; <br /> WHEREAS the construction season of 1972 is nearing an end without any <br /> evidence being demonstrated that Higgins Road will be finished thisl year; <br /> WHEREAS the contractor has unilaterally decided to terminate work from <br /> time to time under the contract and to release his equipment to another con- <br /> tractor on another job; <br /> NOW, THEREFORE , BE IT RESOLVED , that the President and Board of Trustees <br /> of the Village of Elk Grove Village , Counties of Cook and DuPage, Illinois <br /> hereby: <br /> Section 1 : Declare its official objection to the State of Illinois <br /> for failing to complete the Higgins Road project within a reasonable period <br /> of time; <br /> Section 2:. Declare its official objection to the State of Illinois <br /> for failing to require its Contractor to complete the Higgins Road project <br /> within a reasonable period of time; <br />