Two local projects will be seeing a total of nearly $800,000 in grant money to expand travel options and enhance the quality of life for residents. The projects, approved through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, include streetscape improvements along Pearl Street and Lincoln Road in McHenry and sidewalk improvements in downtown Spring Grove.
“Investing in these kinds of projects not only increases the quality of life for the residents who reside here, but it also improves safety and boosts the economy,” said Sen. Pamela Althoff. “These awards are great for our local communities, and provides them with the resources to make our great communities ever better.”
Made possible by federal funds administered by IDOT, ITEP awards are focused on improving bike and pedestrian travel, as well as other surface transportation improvements that promote alternative options for getting around your community. To be eligible, applicants must commit a local match of at least 20 percent to their project and demonstrate a plan to have their awards spent within four years.