(CBS) — Things are so bad that road crews are actually packing up and leaving job sites because the state cash runs out Thursday.
Among the projects that could come to a screeching halt is work on Deerfield Road in north suburban Deerfield.READ MORE: Nearly 18,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Crews are preparing to mothball the work site, officials say. The road is currently a two-laner because of work already completed; it’s supposed to be four lanes.
“We should get things in ‘safe condition,’” Mayor Harriet Rosenthal says. “Well, it can’t be fully safe when you have cones that you have to navigate.”READ MORE: When Insurance Company Wouldn't Budge On His Claim, He Took Matters Into His Own Hands; Who Monitors Complaints Against Insurers In Illinois?
She says no state budget means no money to pay for the 2.5 miles of road improvements.
Neighbor Lisa Hoffman says the road project is a nightmare at peak traffic times.MORE NEWS: Local Vaccination Sites Begin Administering Pfizer Vaccine To Kids Ages 12 To 15 Thursday; Some Sites Extend Hours
There could be a budget vote as early as this Wednesday. If that happens, the village says work could continue in about a week.