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This article was published in the October 10th, 1929 issue of the "LaGrange Citizen" newspaper


3.4 Miles From Ogden to Butterfield on Slate This Year; Work Started

Wolf road north from Ogden avenue will be paved before the snow flies.  Or rather, 3 1/2 miles of it will be paved, that section from Ogden to the Butterfield road.

The contract for the job was let a week ago Wednesday at the meeting of the county board, to the Arcola company of Niles Center, whose bid of $109,800 was low among the seven submitted for the job.

The Arcola company put three crews of men and three machines on the job Sept. 30, and is starting operations at Roosevelt road, paving both ways from that street.

It is not the company's plan, announces Commissioner Frank Kriz, who was chiefly instrumental in securing the passage of the paving act, to tear up any more of the road than can be paved this year.  The company hopes, with good weather, to complete the job, and in any event, will not leave a plowed up and impassable road during the winter.

While Wolf road is not a major north-and-south highway, it is very important locally.  It is used by funeral processions to gain access to Mount Carmel, the second largest cemetery in the city district, and it provides a relief avenue to Twenty-second street, Roosevelt road, St. Charles road and Lake street.  It has a viaduct over the Proviso yards of the Northwestern railroad.

It is prophesied that with the work on the rerouting of Ogden avenue in LaGrange, and the change in grade of the Indiana Harbor railroad north from LaGrange to Bellwood, that Wolf road will assume new importance and will take a measure of traffic from LaGrange-Mannheim road.

This article was published in the October 10th, 1929 issue of the "LaGrange Citizen" newspaper

Last Modified:  01/01/2004