castro walk 061721ELGIN – State Senator Cristina Castro (D- Elgin) announced that local communities will be receiving more than $4.5 million in funding to improve local walking and bicycle paths.

“With the state opening back up and the weather getting warmer, more people will be spending their time outside enjoying recreational areas across our communities,” Castro said. “This funding will allow people to enjoy our bike and pedestrian paths safely and easily.”

Projects receiving funding through these awards are:

  • Irving Park Road at Bartlett Road intersection,
  • County Farm Road multi-use path,
  • Streamwood IL 59 bicycle and pedestrian overpass, and
  • Hassell Road Corridor pedestrian and bicycle facility enhancements

These projects are part of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, for which the Illinois Department of Transportation has selected 99 projects totaling $105.7 million.  Projects receiving funding in this round of investment include biking and walking paths, trails, streetscape beautification, and other projects designed to encourage safe travel across the various modes of transportation at the local level.

“From commuting to recreation, walking and bike paths play an important role in our communities,” Castro said. “I look forward to seeing the improvements this funding will bring.”