The village of Channahon announced Wednesday it received a $2 million state grant to complete the final phase of its Bridge Street Multi-Use Path project.
This is the third time Channahon has received a grant from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, according to a village news release.
The Bridge Street Multi-Use Path will complete the missing, non-motorized link in the trail system connecting the eastern and western segments of Channahon which are divided by the river system.
“Receiving this funding from ITEP allows us to provide an alternative means of mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians,” Channahon Mayor Missey Moorman-Schumacher said in a statement. “The Bridge Street Multi-Use Path doesn’t only affect Channahon residents; it also enhances the safety and connectivity measures for residents in Minooka and the greater surrounding communities.”
She said the project will provide an alternative means of transportation to and from local schools, municipal areas and public parks, among other benefits. The project aims to advance the goals established in the village’s 2008 Comprehensive Master Trail Plan and a 2019 Re-Imagine Channahon ComprehensivePlan.
Channahon was one of 99 communities out of 270 applicants which earned an ITEP grant in the 2020 program cycle, according to the release. In addition to the $2 million ITEP grant, Channahon and the village of Minooka also jointly received $1.7 million in ITEP funding for the McEvilly Road multi-use trail extension project.