|Governor Quinn Announces $52.7 Million for Local Transportation Improvement Projects|
|News Releases - Civic News & Info|
|Written by Dave Blanchette|
|Monday, 14 April 2014 08:49|
Investment Will Fund 71 Community Projects Including Bike Paths and Walking Trails, Supporting More Than 400 Jobs
CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $52.7 million investment in community transportation projects throughout Illinois. The investment will support more than 400 jobs through 71 projects, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification projects in communities across Illinois. The funding is through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) – a federally-funded, competitive program that encourages transportation-related projects.
“These projects will support hundreds of jobs while preserving our heritage, beautifying communities and creating opportunities for pedestrians, bicyclists and others across Illinois,” Governor Quinn said. “The projects will help improve the quality of life for everyone, and I commend Senator Durbin and Illinois’ congressional delegation for fighting for this important community funding.”
The ITEP program is designed to promote alternative transportation options, including bike and pedestrian travel, along with streetscape beautification. The federal funds are awarded competitively, and any local or state government is eligible to apply. Local matching funds are required, and work must begin on the projects within three years. For the current round of funding, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) received 232 applications requesting ITEP federal funding totaling nearly $260.5 million.
“These grants will make our communities better places in which to live and work,” Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider said. “They promote outdoor activity and help make us more proud of what our home towns have to offer.”
A full list of projects follows:
Quincy Park District, $972,350
Bill Klingner Trail
Project adds 0.7 mile of multi-purpose trail to an existing 0.8 mile trail. This segment completes a 1.5 mile trail running from 18th to 5th Street. Concurrently, the existing park road north of the 5th Street terminus will be closed to vehicles, creating an additional 0.6 mile segment, accessed on a 100 yard designated bike lane on 5th Street. A future project will replace the shared road segment with a bridge underpass that has been accommodated in the 5th Street Bridge design.
Champaign County Forest Preserve District, $1,840,080
Kickapoo Trail – Champaign County
The Kickapoo Trail project consists of the conversion of a 24.5-mile abandoned railroad right-of-way into a multi-use recreational trail. The project parallels US Route 150 for most of its route and extends from the west side of Smith Road in Urbana to the east Vermilion County fairgrounds entrance. This application requests funding for construction of the first Champaign County stage of the trail, a 6.42 mile section from High Cross Road in Urbana to Main Street in St. Joseph.
Village of Rantoul, $505,320
Downtown Area Bike Path
The proposed Downtown Area Bike Path will connect to 25,000 feet of Village bike path and will complete a portion of the Village-wide bike path plan. The path adds on to an existing bike path that was completed in 2013 and provides pedestrian and cycle access to the downtown district of Rantoul and numerous schools and parks. The bike path will connect with the existing sidewalk system at nine intersections along the proposed route and provide increased access and safety upgrades for residents.
Champaign County Forest Preserve District, $293,780
Mahomet – Route 47 Multi-Use Trail
The project consists of the construction of a bicycle/pedestrian path paralleling IL Route 47 from Franklin Street to the south ramp to I-74 and again from the existing trailhead at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve to Briarcliff Drive, all within the Village of Mahomet. A widened shoulder, part of IDOT's improvements to IL 47, will connect the two pathway portions giving cyclists a complete transportation corridor through most of the village.
Village of Riverside, $818,160
Riverside Train Station
The project will assist the Village to complete rehabilitation of this historic structure. In early 2013 the village completed a masonry project (tuckpointing) on the main station building and north and south pavilions. The roof is original to the structure and in need of repair.
Calumet City, $191,110
Bike Path/Multi-Use Trail
A 0.78 mile-long trail/bike path will be constructed on Torrence Avenue, located within the corporate boundaries of the City of Calumet City (near River Oaks Mall). The proposed project encourages non-motorized transportation options, as the project directly links to the development of a bike path sponsored by the Cook County Forest Preserve. Both trails connect at the NE corner of Torrence Ave. and 159th Street.
Brainard Avenue Multi-Use Path
A multi-use path will be installed on the east side of Brainard Avenue from Joliet Road to 55th Street, in Countryside. Brainard Avenue is one of the thoroughfares in the City of Countryside. Brainard Avenue begins just south of Joliet Road in Countryside, and ends on the north at Ogden Avenue in LaGrange.
City of Rolling Meadows, $691,260
Euclid Avenue Bike Path
This project consists of constructing a 10-foot wide asphalt path within the Euclid Avenue Right of Way. The portion from Rohlwing Road to West Salt Creek Lane will occur on the north side of Euclid Avenue. The project will take advantage of the lighted intersection at West Salt Creek Lane to Cross to the south side of Euclid Avenue. There it will run parallel to Euclid Avenue until it reaches the existing Salt Creek Trail bike path.
Sheridan Road/Chicago Avenue Bike Path
The project will provide a two-way off-street bike path adjacent to Sheridan Road from Lincoln Street to Chicago Avenue adjacent to Northwestern University Campus, and a two-way on-street path on Chicago Avenue between Sheridan Road and the Central Business District connecting with Church Street and Davis Street protected bike paths.
Village of Riverdale, $2,183,000
Cal-Sag Trail: Halsted/Jackson to Indiana/138th Street Segment
The Calumet-Sag Greenway Trail – Riverdale Segment is part of a much longer trail that begins near Lemont and continues eastward to the Burnham Greenway Trail near the Indiana State Line. The project consists of constructing a 10-foot wide, 26-mile long bike trail along the Calumet-Sag Channel and Little Calumet River corridor. The entire project will be constructed in a number of segments, many of which have already received construction funding with construction beginning early in 2014.
City of Des Plaines, $1,281,630
U.S. Route 12 (Rand Road) Sidepath
The project consists of constructing a side path, for use by both pedestrians and bicyclists, along the south side of US Route 12 (Rand Road) between Central Road and Elk Boulevard. The side path will close an existing major gap in the sidewalk network and will carry the Evanston-Elgin Regional Bikeway through the City of Des Plaines. At its southern terminus, the project will connect to several programmed improvements, creating a continuous bicycle corridor through the length of Des Plaines.
On-Street Bicycle Signs and Pavement Markings
The Northbrook Bicycle Plan identifies streets that can be improved to provide a fully connected bicycle network for use by residents to travel to schools, the library, parks, athletic fields and other popular destinations. When complete, this network may serve to provide a viable alternative to automotive transportation. A relatively low cost means of reaching this goal is to install pavement markings and street signage to indicate bicycle routes on Village streets.
City of Berwyn, $12,240
East Avenue Bike Plan Implementation
This project will consist of installing shared lane markings along one of Berwyn's designated bicycle ways, East Avenue. This project will assist the City in implementing its City-wide bike plan. The City has placed bike route and destination signage along this particular route and the next step is to place pavement markings to further remind drivers that this street is a shared route and to assist bicyclists with lateral positioning while using this route.
City of Berwyn, $82,040
City of Berwyn Sidewalk Improvements
This project consists of the installation of sidewalks, where non-existent along City and State owned arterials and collector routes. This project will provide an alternative and comfortable mode of transportation, provide a connection to alternative modes of transportation, such as public transit; will enhance the existing transportation network and improve the attractiveness and the aesthetics of the area.
City of Berwyn, $15,120
Citywide Bike Route Signs
The project will consist of installing bike route signage and destination signage along the City's bike network. The City started to sign its bike network in 2011. Positive feedback has been received from bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers. All users of the network indicated that the destination signs are very informational and the bike route signage has made drivers aware that bicyclists may be within the right-of-way.
Village of Riverside, $754,660
Burlington Street Streetscape Project
Riverside proposes to implement a streetscape project along E. Burlington Street to support revitalization of the Village's historic Central Business District. The project will be implemented in coordination with the E. Burlington Street resurfacing project funded by the Surface Transportation Program. Riverside recently completed its Central Business District Plan with assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The proposed project is based on the recommendations of this plan.
Village of Western Springs, $467,560
Bemis Woods Bike Path Extension to Wolf Road and Ogden Avenue
A bike path and pedestrian crossing facilities will be constructed at Wolf Road and Ogden Avenue to allow for access and connection to the Salt Creek Trail system. The construction of this connecting path system will allow for pedestrians from La Grange, Western Springs and Hinsdale to easily access the existing trail system by foot or by bike from the south. It will also allow access to the pedestrian bridge over I-294 located at Maple Street.
Village of Olympia Fields, $488,800
New Construction Bike Path/Multi-Use Trail
A new 1.25 mile bike path/multi-use trail will be constructed new on Vollmer Road. The proposed bike path connects the Vollmer Woods Forest Preserve to an existing bike trail that terminates at southeast corner of Crawford Avenue and Vollmer Road as well as connecting to on-street bike lanes currently existing on Kedzie Avenue Traffic signal modifications will be completed to provide countdown pedestrian timers for safe non-motorized travel at signalized intersections.
Howard Street Multi-Use Trail
An asphalt bituminous bike path will be constructed along a key east-west corridor combined with an on-street path to connect existing facilities. The Howard Street bike path is part of an approved Village Corridor Plan which is intended to link all of the pedestrian-heavy land uses in the heart of Skokie. The route follows one of the most heavily trafficked streets in Skokie.
City of Prospect Heights, $284,000
Willow Road Sidewalk Improvement Project
The City of Prospect Heights is a built-out, land locked community. The majority of the city, especially interior residential areas, still has no sidewalks. The proposed project will allow connectivity, enhance safety and promote pedestrian and bicycle transportation. It is the goal of Prospect Heights to expand beyond the traditional accommodations for cars, trucks and transit while enhancing safety and offering alternative means of travel for commuters, visitors, students and residents.
Village of Glenview, $1,067,950
Shermer Road Bike Path
This project involves construction of a 2-mile off-road path segment, which will be a continuation of the existing bike trail systems within Glenview and Northbrook. It will connect to the existing Techny Trail regional system, Centennial Trail along West Lake Avenue, the trail system along Willow Road in Northbrook, Metra Stations, The Glen Town Center, and downtown districts as well as to the future recognized bike trail system in Northbrook along Shermer Road.
Village of Hillside, $846,890
Mannheim Road Regional Connector Bicycle Pathway
Hillside proposes to construct a multi-use pathway on Mannheim Road over the Interstate 290 interchange for pedestrian and bicycle travel. The new path will increase safety for those walking and bicycling on this high traffic road, allowing safe access to the Hillside Town Center, a 32 acre, mixed-use development at the intersection of I-290 and Mannheim Road. The path will also connect to the Illinois Prairie Path with future plans to connect to the Salt Creek regional trail.
City of Berwyn, $1,535,030
Berwyn Depot District Beautification – Oak Park Avenue
This project will improve the Berwyn Depot District transit corridor by adding visually attractive infrastructure elements, correct non-compliant ADA issues on sidewalks, retrofit an existing signalized intersection with preemption for emergency vehicles going to the adjacent hospital. Further the area will experience an increase ridership at the Oak Park Avenue, Harlem Avenue and LaVergne Metra-BNSF commuter rail station by significantly enhancing the transportation experience.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, $1,280,000
County Farm Road Bridge and Trail Improvements
The project involves the construction of a new trail and grade separation at County Farm Road. The project provides the opportunity to complete a critical missing link for the North Central DuPage Regional Trail and connect Hawk Hollow and Mallard Lake Forest Preserves.
Village of Carol Stream, $133,130
Bloomingdale Trail Improvements
This project involves construction of a 0.71-mile segment of the Carol Stream - Bloomingdale Trail. This specific segment of the trail is an off-street bikeway along Kuhn Road from Army Trail Road to Lies Road in the Village of Carol Stream. The proposed facility would connect into several miles of existing bike/pedestrian facilities of local and regional significance. Such facilities include off-street bikeways along Lies, Fair Oaks, and Kuhn Roads, as well as Great Western and West Branch Trails.
DuPage County Division of Transportation, $550,190
Elgin O’Hare Western Access Corridor Landscaping Project
The project consists of infield area landscaping between existing and proposed ramps along the Elgin-O’Hare Western Access facility. This landscaping project is the first step in a corridor-wide effort to develop an overall aesthetic theme that includes: landscape, hardscape, lighting, bike/pedestrian and other decorative elements. The intention of the landscaping is to provide attractive gateway features for municipalities adjacent to key interchanges in the western part of the EOWA corridor.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and Village of Winfield, $2,188,310
West Branch Regional Trail – Winfield Mounds to West DuPage Woods
The proposed project consists of the construction of the Winfield Mounds to West DuPage Woods segment of the West Branch Regional Trail. The West Branch Regional Trail is a major regional trail in DuPage County that begins on the north at the intersection with the North Central DuPage Regional Trail near Hanover Park and continues south into Will County all the way to Channahon where it connects with the I&M Canal Trail. Only a few short gaps remain, one of them being this Winfield Segment.
Village of Carol Stream, $152,000
Lies Road Bike Path Extension
This project involves construction of a 1.01-mile segment of off-street bikeway along Lies Road from Gary Avenue to Schmale Road in the Village of Carol Stream. The proposed facility would connect into several miles of existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities that are both locally and regionally significant. These include the Lies Road Bike Path west of Gary Avenue, the Carol Stream-Bloomingdale Trail, the Fair Oaks Road Bike Path, and the Gary Avenue Multi-Use Path that is currently in design.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, $1,356,930
Dunham Bike and Pedestrian Trail and Trailhead
The project consists of a bike and pedestrian path with connecting trailhead. The multi-use trail will begin at an on-site historic train depot and move alongside an existing freight rail line creating a juxtaposition of past and present modes of transportation. This new trail will also provide the residence of the village of Wayne with a safe, scenic and environmentally sustainable route to shops, parks, forest preserves, schools and a larger connection of regional trails.
Village of Itasca, $579,120
Park Boulevard Pedestrian Enhancements
The project includes 3,850 feet of sidewalks and bike paths to provide bike/pedestrian access and connectivity throughout Hamilton Lakes Business Park from residential areas south of proposed Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA). It will also include pedestrian crossing signals, aesthetic enhancements to exit ramp retaining walls and bridge features, enhanced painting of new traffic signal installations, enhanced lighting of Park Boulevard under the EOWA bridge, illuminated street signage and decorative crosswalks throughout the EOWA impact area near Park Boulevard.
Village of Dieterich Pedestrian Accessibility Project
This project will improve the ability of pedestrians to travel to downtown Dieterich businesses, school, park and residential areas more efficiently and safely. Sidewalks to be installed will provide the missing links to allow pedestrians from all residential areas of Dieterich a safe and ADA accessible way to travel. Three pedestrian bridges over the Dieterich creek will be replaced. The bridges are not currently ADA compliant, dilapidated and unsafe.
Canton Park District, $805,000
Canon Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail – Athletic Park to Big Creek Park
The proposed trail will consist of an 8-10 foot paved surface with 2-foot shoulders. This project will connect Athletic Park to Big Creek Park. This will complete another leg of the bike trail plan for the Canton Park District. The Phase I Engineering is complete for approximately 9 miles of trails throughout the City of Canton to link several parks. The proposed trail will tie directly into another leg funded with 2010 ITEP funds that will connect Wallace Park to Lakeland Park.
Village of Diamond, $160,680
Diamond Bike Path
The project includes an asphalt bike path to be constructed from the Diamond Estates Subdivision that will run through the center of Diamond, the installation of a prefabricated wooden pedestrian bridge over the Claypool Drainage Ditch, and continuation of the 8-foot asphalt bike path that will be connected to existing sidewalks already in the CCUSD#1 Safe Routes To Schools Travel Plan and in the Village of Diamond Comprehensive Plan.
Phase 2 Sidewalk Project
This project will provide 4.5 blocks of new concrete sidewalk along Mulholland Street, 2 blocks of new sidewalk along Young Street, 120 feet of new sidewalk on Wells Street as well as replace 1 block of faulty concrete sidewalk along Mulholland Street and 1 block along Young Street. All will be ADA accessible. This project is Phase II of the City of Nauvoo master plan for sidewalks.
City of Carbondale, $388,870
Downtown Pedestrian and Bike Path Phase 2
The City of Carbondale proposes to construct Phase II of a bicycle and pedestrian path connecting historic downtown Carbondale south to existing pathways on the campus of Southern Illinois University (SIU). Phase I of the project is currently underway and received partial funding through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program. Phase II will complete the connection of this pathway south to the campus of SIU.
Jo Daviess County
City of Galena, $1,379,200
Galena River Trail Phase 3
Phase 3 of the Galena River Trail extends the existing trail from Galena Junction to Aiken on property owned by the city. About 90% of the trail will occupy an abandoned 100 feet wide railroad right-of-way, while the remainder will be situated on a steep slope.
City of Aurora, $438,720
Kautz Road Multi Use Path Extension
The proposed project is a multi-use path that will provide connectivity to both local and regional facilities. The proposed 10-foot wide path will be an extension of the existing Kauatz Road Path that connects to the Wabausie Creek Trail and eventually the Virgil Gillman trail to the south. It will also connect to several local trails along the proposed alignment. To the north, the trail would connect to a trail along a funded 2014 roadway improvement project on New York Street.
Illinois Route 83 Pedestrian Access Improvements
Install new sidewalk, detectable warnings, and pedestrian crossing signals to improve access to Frederick School and the residential and commercial areas along Illinois Route 83.
Highland Park, $172,400
Robert McClory Trail Paving
Robert McClory Trail will be paved from Mulberry Place to Lake Cook Road. The Robert McClory Trail allows pedestrians and cyclists to traverse from north-to-south in Highland Park and provides access to three train stations and two business districts as well as several parks. The trail also connects and continues through neighboring municipalities. Paving the trail will provide additional access to people with disabilities.
Highland Park, $477,200
Bike-Walk 2030 Sharrows & Signage
At the present time there are very few on‐street marked shared roadways in Highland Park. By incorporating additional signage and providing pavement marking, cyclists will be informed on where they should be riding in a lane of traffic and motorists will be more aware of the presence of cyclists.
Historic Route 66, Original 1927 Restoration
Roadway: restoration of the 1926 Route 66 roadway, including removal of vegetation in the pavement. "New" concrete will be placed in accordance with the attached “Historic Concrete Treatment Guide.” Installation of an interpretive panel in the parking area; several small roadside signs along the route; two larger signs in opposing directions as well as sowing native grasses and wildflowers along route.
Macon County, $384,000
Baltimore Avenue MTZ Pathway
The project involves constructing a new multi-use pathway along Baltimore Avenue connecting for the first time the Village of Mount Zion path system with the path system of the Decatur Park District and the City of Decatur between Harry Land Road in Mount Zion and Lost Bridge Road in Decatur. There are 2 bridges on the alignment that have already been constructed with paths and this project incorporates both in the path system. A popular park will also be connected to the 2 path systems.
Decatur Park District, $1,573,520
Stevens Creek Bike Trail, Phase 2B
Phase 2B of the Stevens Creek Bike Trail is ready for construction and will provide a 10-foot wide asphalt bike trail, 1.5 miles in length with a striped surfacing for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. Phase 2B will result in a safe alternative means of transportation connecting Decatur to the Village of Forsyth's bike path system, retail stores and business centers. The trail will create a route that avoids traveling adjacent to vehicles on Route 51(a 4-lane divided highway) over Interstate 74.
Clay Street Phase 1 Streetscape Improvements
Improvements include curb and sidewalk reconstruction to conform to current ADA guidelines, construction of decorative crosswalks, and installation of historic decorative pedestrian lighting as well as decorative signing, striping and planting of street trees. The project will be done in conjunction with resurfacing improvements along the same route.
Metro East Park and Recreation District, $2,218,330
Scott Troy Trail
This application addresses a request for supplemental funding in connection with development and construction of the Scott Troy Trail. The project will connect Madison and St. Clair Counties with a 6.96 mile bike trail between the cities of Troy and O'Fallon Illinois. Scott-Troy Trail is part of a planned trail network which will connect to the 103 mile Madison County Bikeway System on the north and eventually to the 14 mile Metro Bike-Link at the Shiloh/Scott Metro Station south of O’Fallon.
The project consists of constructing a 10-foot wide ADA accessible asphalt multi-use trail off street in conjunction with an on-street bike/pedestrian route that will link the Highland Elementary School, Lindenthal Park, the Madison County Fairgrounds and the Iberg Road Trail in the southeastern part of the City. In public meetings, residents have identified this trail as being a priority in an overall City master plan that was completed in 2008.
Village of Algonquin, $677,520
Harper Drive Multi-Use Path
The Village will construct a bikeway and multi-use path to provide a safe connection for bicyclists and pedestrians from the Edgewood Drive multi-use path to the Harnish Drive/Huntington Drive North intersection which has both existing bike and pedestrian facilities. A signed on-road bikeway along Harper Drive from the south limit at Edgewood Drive and a multi-use path from the end of Harper Drive to Harnish Drive and extended along Harnish Drive to Huntington Drive North will be constructed.
IL Route 47 Multi-Use Path
The project will consist of the construction of a multi-use path along the east side of IL Route 47 from the north side of Kreutzer Road to the south side of Oak Creek Parkway, a distance of approximately 6200 feet as well as the construction of a multi-use path along Oak Creek Parkway/Del Webb Boulevard, a distance of approximately 800 feet.
Wegner-Darrell Pedestrian/Bike Path
The Project, consisting of 1.3 miles of new trail and 1.6 miles of dedicated bike lanes, will interconnect the bike trail system in Moraine Hills State Park with Lakemoor neighborhoods and the Village's parks. The project also coincides with the goals of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and McHenry and Lake Counties by interconnecting the counties' respective bike trail systems through the Village of Lakemoor.
City of McHenry, $358,840
Municipal Bike Path
The project includes an off-road bike path on the east side of Knox Drive and through the City of McHenry's Knox Park to Green Street. The proposed bike path will connect to an existing bike path at IL Route 31, an existing bike path along Municipal Drive and existing sidewalk along Green Street. The bike path will provide bicycle access to Knox Park, the future City of McHenry Aquatic Center, businesses along Municipal Drive and the business district along IL Route 31.
City of McHenry, $354,000
Miller Road Bike Path
The project will add a bike path on the north side of Miller Road from IL Route 31 to Green Street as part of a widening project. At Green Street the bike path will connect to an existing Miller Road bike path which leads to Morraine Hills Park and its trail system. Sidewalk also exists at Green Street providing north-south pedestrian routes to established neighborhoods and parks. At the Route 31 intersection the sidewalk will be constructed to the north in front of numerous businesses.
McLean County, $420,000
Historic Route 66 Bikeway – Shirley to 1.1 Miles South
The proposed project would design and construct a new section of the Historic Route 66 Bikeway from Shirley to 1.1 miles south. The project will extend the Route 66 Bikeway that was constructed in 2010 from Shirley to Bloomington.
City of Petersburg, $847,140
Historic Town Square Brick Streets
The Historic Petersburg Town Square Brick Streets Project seeks to enhance the condition and aesthetics of the three local streets adjacent to the historic city square by restoring the streets with the original brick pavers, new concrete gutters and new asphalt parking lanes. The street reconstruction will also allow the streetscape to better meet current ADA guidelines.
The proposed project consists of constructing a multi-use path in and adjacent to the City of Aledo. The proposed project constitutes Phase 2 of the City of Aledo's Multi-Use Path Plan. The proposed project is an extension of the ongoing Phase 1 project. The overall project includes a 3rd phase that will be constructed in the future. The proposed project will provide much needed pedestrian and bicycle links to destinations within the City of Aledo.
Rock Island County
Sylvan Slough Bridge Replacement
The Sylvan Slough Bridge, connecting the Great River Trail to the mountain bike trails and walking/running paths on Sylvan Island, will be replaced. In spring 2013 the island was closed off to the public due to severe structural deficiencies of the lone bridge to the island. The bridge requires replacement in order for users to get across the Sylvan Slough safely. The anticipated lifespan of a new bridge would approach 75 years.
St. Clair County
Village of Shiloh, $226,590
Scott Air Force Base Bicycle Commuter Enhancement Phase 1
This project involves the construction of a shared-use path along Seibert Road to connect existing facilities with other planned trails and provide a crucial component of the bicycle commuting infrastructure.
Pike & Pedestrian Access Improvements Illini Bike Trail to Frank Scott Parkway
Illini Bike Trail will be improved to accommodate bike and pedestrian access linking O'Fallon and Shiloh. It extends from Illini Bike/Ped Trail in O'Fallon to Frank Scott Parkway and the new Memorial Hospital facility under construction in Shiloh. The improvements include extending Illini Bike/Ped Trail, pavement markings and signs for bike routes on State Street, Lincoln Avenue, and Cross Street, new sidewalk along part of Lincoln Avenue as well as improved shoulder pavement on Lincoln Avenue and Cross Street to serve as a bike lane.
Sangamon County Highway Department, $4,393,090
Sangamon Valley Trail Phase 2, Stuart Park Connector to Irwin Bridge Road
The project consists of a 10-foot wide paved trail with 2-foot wide turf shoulders from north of the Stuart Park connector to the south edge of the pavement at Irwin Bridge Road on the abandoned Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Corridor.
City of Shelbyville Phase 8 Bike Path
The Phase 8 Bike Path project is located in Shelbyville's Historic District along Washington, 1st, Morgan and 6th Streets. It will connect Phase 7 at Washington Street to Phase 9 at N. 6th Street path and completes the in town portion of the path. It provides attractiveness, comfort and increases the historic surface transportation experiences.
Village of Lena, $391,830
Lena Sidewalk Program, Phase 2
This is the second phase of the Lena sidewalk improvement program. The first phase focuses on improvements of the existing sidewalk network located in Lena including establishment of an ADA sidewalk transition plan, revitalization of the downtown (focusing on pedestrian friendly improvements) and improving the sidewalks at the Le-Win school district. This second phase involves linking two of Lena's subdivisions to the improved sidewalk system creating a contiguous network throughout Lena.
Pecatonica Prairie Trail/Tutty’s Crossing Trailhead Amenities
The project designs and constructs Section A of the Pecatonica Prairie Trail (PPT) in Freeport and Stephenson County and constructs eligible trailhead amenities at Tutty's Crossing, at the western terminus of the project. This Trail, as well as the Jane Addams Trail, which connects to the PPT at Tutty's Crossing, is part of the Grand Illinois Trail. Both are included in Freeport's Comprehensive Plan as well as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) of the Blackhawk Hills Region.
City of Washington, $508,050
Washington Road (U.S. Business Route 24) Recreation Trail Connection
This project would construct a 10-foot wide, 0.6-mile off-road concrete trail extension on the north side of Washington Road (US Business Route 24) between McClugage Road (IL Route 8) and Cummings Lane. This will connect with a soon-to-be completed trail west of McClugage Road, a trail adjacent to Cummings Lane, and a sidewalk east of Cummings Lane. The proposed recreation trail will also connect many nearby homes with existing and planned businesses along Washington Road.
Village of New Lenox, $204,440
Old Plank Road Trail Path Connections
The Village of New Lenox has developed the Old Plank Road Trail (OPRT) Path Connections project to provide access to the OPRT from Providence Catholic High School facilities and residential subdivisions to the south and west. These connections will facilitate non-motorized access to key locations throughout the region and particularly the Village, including Providence Catholic High School, Village Hall, Village Public Library and many commercial, residential and institutional areas.
Village of University Park, $448,760
New Construction Bike Path/Multi-Use Trail
New construction of a bike path/multi-use trail (8700 feet of hot mix asphalt pavement, 10-foot wide, approx. 2 miles) along the University Parkway (ADA accessibility), located within the borders of the Village of University Park. Proposed project encourages non-motorized transportation options as project encompasses over 2 miles from Western Avenue to the east and Steger Monee Road to the west. This project also links retail and residential beginning at the SW corner of Western Avenue & Exchange.
Forest Preserve District of Will County, $963,220
Black Road Bridge Trail Segment 1
The Black Road Bicycle Bridge project is a high priority for the District linking two regional trails currently separated by Interstate 55 and the DuPage River. While the bridge project immediately connects the Village of Shorewood and City of Joliet, it provides a link to communities all along the DesPlaines River Valley via the I&M Canal Trail and Veterans Memorial Trail systems. The trail will provide a critical and safe connection to libraries, schools, commercial and residential areas.
City of Carterville, $291,040
West Grand Sidewalks
This project includes the addition of 5 foot wide sidewalks along the South side of West Grand Avenue from the intersection of Dent Street, crossing Greenbriar road and turning South along the East side of Lions Drive intercepting the Elementary School Property.
Sumner Park District, $213,500
Pecatonica Creekside Park Facility
This project will provide trailhead access by means of an ADA compliant bike path for the general public wishing to access the Pecatonica Prairie Path.
Rockford Park District, $261,990
Willow Creek Trail Extension
The Rockford Park District, City of Loves Park, and Woodward Inc. are partnering to develop an extension of the existing Willow Creek Trail as part of the master development plan for the new Woodward Rock Cut Campus currently under construction. Rockford Park District is seeking ITEP funds to assist Rockford Park District with the construction of a pedestrian path bridge connecting the existing path to a new multiuse path and trailhead in collaboration with the City of Loves Park and Woodward.
City of Rockford, $740,000
Rails to Trails Over the Rock
This project develops a "Rails-to-Trails" multi-use path across a former railroad bridge spanning the Rock River. The improvement connects an existing multi-use path located in Davis Festival Park (W. side of river) to a new path being developed as part of the Morgan Street Bridge (E. side of river). This project encourages and promotes alternative forms of transportation that connects high concentrated employment centers with surrounding neighborhoods.
East Rockton Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Facility
The project is a 10-foot path along E. Rockton Road connecting two existing paths (Dorr Road and Stone Bridge Trail) to a developing commercial area (Wal-Mart, Farm & Fleet, AutoZone, clinic and various restaurants with others in the planning phase). Currently pedestrians and bicycles have to use gravel shoulders along a 2-lane, 45 MPH road to access this area. This project will provide safer access for pedestrians to the commercial area and the existing paths.
City of Loves Park, $240,130
Willow Creek Extension
The City of Loves Park, Rockford Park District and Woodward Inc. are partnering to develop an extension of the existing Willow Creek Trail as part of the master development plan for the new Woodward Rock Cut Campus currently under construction. The City of Loves Park is seeking ITEP funds to compliment the Rockford Park District application. Plans are to construct a trailhead and pedestrian paths on land donated by Woodward to provide connection to the existing multiuse Willow Creek Trail.
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