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Durbin: $1.12 million for Southland trails

 U.S. Senator Dick Durbin secured $1.12 million for completing Chicago Southland trails today, including:

  • Burnham Greenway Gap: $250,000 in funding for design work to complete construction of a continuous 50-mile system from Hegewisch to Joliet and connect the Calumet-Sag Trail to Chicago
  • Calumet-Sag Trail: $350,000 for to produce wayfinding signs, construct trail heads and install amenities and interpretive features along the 32-mile multi-use path, from Lemont to Burnham
  • Veterans Memorial/I-355 Trail: $470,000 in funding for construction of the first phase of the Veterans Memorial Trail within the Interstate 355 Veterans Memorial Tollway Corridor
  • Rock Island Corridor Trail: $50,000 in funding for feasibility work and preliminary engineering for a bike/pedestrian trail along the Rock Island rail route in Chicago and Southwest Suburbs

Senator Durbin was able to secure more than $2.8 million for trail projects statewide. The source of the money is the 2009 federal Omnibus Appropriations Act. The League of Illinois Bicyclists, with help from Active Trans and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, helped the Senator identify key trails projects with important connections and a big economic impact. Thank you, Senator!