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Skokie seeks grant for Skokie Valley Trail extension

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Chicago Tribune
by Mike Isaacs Skokie Review

Skokie is applying for a grant to be able to extend the Skokie Valley Trail further north, under action taken June 6 by the Village Board.

If the grant application is approved, the Illinois Transportation Program Grant will cover 80 percent of a project estimated to cost $1.8 million, said Village Manager John Lockerby.

The project calls for extending the trail, which ends at Dempster Street, to beyond the Skokie Swift and all the way to Golf Road.

Along with another path constructed between Golf and Old Orchard Road, the completed trail would allow cyclists and pedestrians to travel from Golf Road south into Lincolnwood and north to the Cook County Forest Preserves, Director of Engineering Erik Cook said.

Administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the grant is intended for projects that "provide and support alternative modes of transportation, which preserve cultural resources and improve the quality of life for members of the communities," Lockerby said.

The project's remaining smaller burden to the village would come from economic development funds and are already budgeted, Lockerby said.

Cook said work on the trail will include construction, landscape restoration and installation of street crossing signals.

"The program application requires demonstration of local commitment to a project," Cook said. "The best way for the village to demonstrate this commitment is with a resolution proclaiming the support of the Village Board and willingness to provide the required matching funds," he said.

The Village Board unanimously approved the resolution.

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