Frankfort approves Pfeiffer Road extension to help traffic congestion

This Pfieffer Road Extension project will link U.S. 30 to Colorado Avenue and St Francis Road in Frankfort.

The village of Frankfort has given the green light to the Pfeiffer Road extension, a project officials view as being a significant step forward in meeting the village’s growing infrastructure needs.

The Pfeiffer Road Extension is meant to enhance connectivity, relieve traffic congestion and promote accessibility within the community, the village said in a news release announcing the project.

This extension will link U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) to Colorado Avenue and St Francis Road, opening new avenues for commuting and residential activities.

This project will involve construction of a two-lane boulevard road, a multi-use path, sidewalk, street lighting, landscaping and an integrated stormwater management system, according to the release. The project is part of the village’s 2040 comprehensive plan that involved input from stakeholders, including residents, businesses and transportation experts.

“By approving the Pfeiffer Road Extension Project, the village of Frankfort is taking a significant stride towards enhancing the quality of life for our residents,” Mayor Keith Ogle said. “This expansion will not only enhance connectivity but also contribute to community development and the overall aesthetic and functionality of our urban landscape. We are enthusiastic about the potential benefits this project will bring to our community.

Construction on the project is scheduled to begin at the end of August.

Among the four bids received, Austin Tyler Construction Inc. has emerged as the preferred choice for the project, according to the release from the village.

The Village Board formally approved the bid in the amount of $3,939,594.71 at its Aug. 7 meeting, the village said.

Updates will be available through the village website.