SPRINGFIELD -- Several projects to improve suburban streets, bridges and bike routes are getting funds from a state and federal program, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday.
The money comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, which lets local officials compete for money for their projects.
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"These projects will create hundreds of jobs while preserving our heritage, beautifying communities and creating new transportation options across our state for pedestrians, bicyclists, and others," Quinn said in a statement.
The state got 328 applications for projects.
Here are some of the suburban winners, according to Quinn's office:
• Barrington, about $799,000 for path improvements on Hart Road
• Cook County Forest Preserve District, about $3.6 million for two sections of the Calumet-Sag trail
• Geneva, about $1.2 million for streetscape work on East State Street
• Glen Ellyn, about $73,000 for improvements on Crescent Boulevard
• Glenview, about $98,000 for villagewide bike routes
• Hoffman Estates, about $676,000 for a bicycle and pedestrian project at Shoe Factory Road and I-90
• Kane County, about $56,000 for a Kirk Road and Prairie Path crossing project
• Lake County, about $2 million for an underpass at Rollins Road and the Millennium Trail
• Mount Prospect, about $680,000 for streetscape work on Northwest Highway
• Niles, about $750,000 for improvements on the Milwaukee Avenue corridor
• Oak Brook, about $850,000 for 22nd Street enhancements
• Palatine, about $148,000 for a bicycle transportation plan
• Park Ridge, about $840,000 for streetscape work uptown
• South Elgin, about $1.2 million for State Street bridge enhancements.