State Sen. Rachelle Crowe, D-Glen Carbon, says more than $2 million to construct bike and pedestrian paths for residents to enjoy are among the state’s overall $106 million investment plans.
Crowe said: “These investments will allow residents to enjoy our scenic landscape while offering even more opportunities for safe transportation and recreation.”
Two notable projects in the Metro East include $823,500 to build a shared-use path on Route 157 in Edwardsville, and $1.3 million to complete phase 4 of the Safe Routes to School bike path in Alton.
Rebuild Illinois is awarding $106 million to 99 projects statewide, including recreational paths and trails, through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). A complete list of projects can be found on ITEP’s website<https://idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/county-engineers-and-local-public-agencies/funding-opportunities/ITEP>.