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May 23, 2013

A shared use

Path construction moves along

DANVILLE — Medical professionals along Logan Avenue and other walkers, joggers and bicycle riders alike will soon have a new shared-use path on which to exercise.

Construction started a couple weeks ago on the long talked about Lincoln Park shared-use path that stretches along Logan Avenue from Williams Street near the Center for Children’s Services to Lincoln Park. The path then will go along English Street across Vermilion to Jackson Street and stop at the YMCA entrance.

“They’ve removed the sidewalk along Logan Avenue and are starting to pour back (the new path),” said Danville Urban Services Director David Schnelle.

The 10-foot shared-use path is taking the place of former sidewalk on the east side of Logan Avenue that was 4-5 feet wide.

Schnelle said Feutz Construction is trying to finish up the path work up to Lincoln Park before Arts in the Park on June 22-23.

“We’re still waiting on utility relocates on the east end of the project,” Schnelle said.

The entire project is expected to be finished in the fall. The contract is for workable days, Schnelle said.

The plain concrete path is similar to the Winter Avenue path, although the Lincoln Park path is straighter, he said.

Funding for the path came from two Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grants totaling about $1.5 million for engineering and right-of-way acquisition and construction.

The grants pay for about 80 percent of the work, with the city paying for 20 percent of the work.

City funding is coming from various sources including motor fuel tax funding, construction engineer services and community development block grant funding.

Schnelle said city officials met with representatives from Lakeview College of Nursing, Presence United Samaritans Medical Center, the hospital’s foundation and also talked with Lincoln Park Historic District Neighborhood Association residents about the project.

He said the representatives “are very excited about the project.”

City officials hope the bicycle and pedestrian path will see a lot of usage.

In February, the city council approved a resolution setting aside $260,000 in motor fuel tax funds as the city’s share of the proposed shared-use path along Fairchild and Jackson streets to connect the Fairchild overpass and Lincoln Park shared-use paths.

Danville was awarded a $1.3 million grant to fund the construction of a new shared-use path starting at the west end of the Fairchild Overpass, from there it will go west to Fairchild and Jackson, then north on Jackson where it will connect with the Lincoln Park shared-use path.

City council members approved purchasing more than 40 right-of-way parcels and easements for the Lincoln Park shared-use path and to move sidewalks back. The total amount of property purchases was more than $87,000.

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