Local roads, bridges, bike paths get state money
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.
"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.