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Government

State awards $2.2M for West Branch Regional Trail project

WINFIELD – Illinois will invest $52.7 million in community transportation projects throughout the state, including more than $2 million for a portion of the West Branch Regional Trail in DuPage County, according to a state news release.

The federally funded Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program will provide about $2.2 million to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and village of Winfield to construct a segment of the trail that will extend from the Winfield Mounds to the West DuPage Woods.

The about 23-mile West Branch Regional Trail extends through the communities of Hanover Park, Bloomingdale, Bartlett, Wayne, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Winfield, Warrenville and Naperville along the DuPage River.

Only a few short gaps in the trail remain, including the Winfield section that will be supported through this state grant.

The Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program is designed to promote alternative transportation options and streetscape beautification.

The program’s $52.7 million investment will support more than 400 jobs through 71 projects that include bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and beautification in communities across Illinois.

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