For years, the Prairie Trail has carried bikers, hikers, and joggers by means of various elements of Algonquin.
Now, village officers hope they’ve found a technique to encourage them to maintain a while.
“We were looking for connectivity between the Old Town and some of our adjacent neighborhoods,” said Algonquin Assistant Village Manager Mike Kumbera. “There isn’t a lot of accessibility to Maker’s Park except by vehicle. And with the Prairie Trail bisecting our village, any kind of connection we can make is positive.”
The mission value is about $238,000, although a grant obtained the last yr from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources coated $148,000 of the entire. From thought to completion, and through collaboration with the McHenry County Conservation District, the mission took a yr to finish and includes a new pedestrian bridge.
There’s moreover a model-new pergola in Old Town the place the Prairie Trail meets South Main Street, which is the place Saturday’s ceremony will occur. The distance from Old Town to Maker’s Park is now decreasing than a mile by means of the Prairie Trail.
“The Prairie Trail does a lot of traffic, a lot of bicycles coming through the town,” Kumbera said. “We want them to hop off the trail and enjoy what Algonquin has to offer with restaurants and shopping.”