Two people riding bicycles down a wooded pathELGIN – To expand travel options, support alternate modes of transportation and enhance quality of life, State Senator Cristina Castro announced that Schaumburg and Streamwood will be receiving more than $5 million in funding for transportation and infrastructure improvements.

Through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, Schaumburg and Streamwood will see grants to support projects that include biking and walking paths, trails and streetscape beautification to encourage safe travel across various modes of transportation. 

“The Rebuild Illinois program continues to deliver for our communities through historic investments in roads and bridges, transit and rail systems, waterways, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and more,” said Castro (D-Elgin). “I look forward to seeing the impact of these projects as they bring Illinois to the forefront of infrastructure investment and transportation safety.”

The Village of Schaumburg will receive $3 million to design and construct more than two miles of off-road paths for the Martingale Road/Higgins Road Bike Path Project. The Village of Streamwood is set to receive $2,040,044 to widen Irving Park Road from a three-lane section to include critical turn lanes at the entrances to side streets and parks. Streamwood’s project also includes construction of a new shared-use path in the north parkway and a new sidewalk in the south parkway.

Made possible by federal and state funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, ITEP awards are focused on improving bike and pedestrian travel and surface transportation improvements that promote alternative options for getting around communities. Projects were awarded funding based on their readiness and ability to connect to transportation networks and other economic drivers.

A complete list of award recipients is available on IDOT’s website.