State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, shared today that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has awarded funding to the Sycamore Park District for Segment 2 of the Great Western Trail Extension from the Sycamore Forest Preserve to Old Mill Park. The award for $391,738 is part of the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program funded by the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which supports projects including biking and walking paths, trails, streetscape beautification, and other projects designed to encourage safe travel across the various modes of transportation at the local level.
“The Great Western Trail is one of our region’s most cherished outdoor recreational treasures that families enjoy year-round. I am pleased to have helped secure funding for this extension that will connect more of our community to the trail. Once completed, this project will give local residents and visitors to our area the ability to more fully enjoy the natural wonders of this exceptional trail.”
The western segment of the Great Western Trail in Illinois follows 17 miles of a former railway corridor through DeKalb and Kane counties, from LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles to the outskirts of Sycamore. Presently in Sycamore, on the west end of the trail, parking is located off Old State Road.
For questions or more information, please contact Rep. Keicher’s office at (815) 748-3494.