Posted on July 19, 2010 11:32 PM
Frankfort on track for new bike path
Officials from the Village of Frankfurt in Will County announced that construction will begin soon on a 1.2-mile paved multi-use bike path. The 10-foot-wide path will travel along Sauk Trail Road through the Sauk Trail Forest Preserve between 80th Avenue and Harlem Avenue, with access points at Harlem Avenue, St. Andrews Way, and 80th Avenue. The facility is shown in CMAP’s Regional Greenways and Trails Plan.
The path is funded in part by a $119,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Frankfort will provide the balance of the $254,475 cost for the facility. The project is a cooperative effort between the Village of Frankfort, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the Will County Forest Preserve, which owns the land and will maintain the path. Construction of the path is expected to be completed by the end of the fall.