Work starts on Palatine bike trail improvements

Submitted by Palatine Park District
Posted8/3/2020 2:13 PM

As the recipient of an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Grant in 2019, Palatine Park District started construction Aug. 3 to improve the Palatine Bike Trail.

The $200,000 grant allows Palatine Park District to replace two current bridges, as well as asphalt on an extended portion of the trail. The project will also allow for the curves of the trail entering and exiting the bridges to be softened. This will allow for safer bike riding and pedestrian conditions.


Construction will take place starting from the tunnel underneath Hicks Road and continue behind Palatine Public Library. This section of Palatine Bike Trail will be closed until early October, once the project is complete.

Palatine Bike Trail is one of Palatine Park District's most frequently used amenities. Improving the functionality, reliability and overall safety is a high priority for the district.

"After over 40 years of use, it was time to replace these two bridges. Thanks to the IDNR grant, we were able to make that possible," said Jim Holder, superintendent of Parks & Planning.

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