Posted on May 25, 2010 12:50 AM
New multi-use path opens in Cary
A new mile-long, multi-use paved path was opened this month in Cary, IL. The path runs along the west side of Cary-Algonquin Road, from Fox Trails Drive to West Main Street. The $750,000 project was funded by Meyer Material Company, who agreed to pay for the trail and related improvements several years ago in exchange for permission to mine property west of the subdivision. The path is eight feet wide and will host bikers, runners, and walkers. The facility completes a segment of CMAP’s Northeastern Illinois Regional Greenways and Trails Plan. The project provides a good example of leveraging private funding at the local level to achieve regional objectives.