West Belleville Bike Trail Phase II


SUMMARY

The West Belleville Bike Trail Phase II project was part of a multi-phase project that will, when completed, connect the west end of the City of Belleville with the MetroLink Belleville Bikeway on the East side of Belleville. The Phase II project is approximately two miles in length and located between Wesley Drive (Signal Hill Bike Trail) on the west and will connect to 52nd Street (West Belleville Bike Trail Phase I) on the east. This phase will connect Signal Hill School with Bellevue and Citizens Park.

     

DETAILS

Owner:
City of Belleville, Illinois

Client:
City of Belleville, Illinois

Project Cost:
$1.8 Million

Completed:
Ongoing


The Phase II bike trail included the construction of a ten-foot wide asphalt trail with one-foot wide aggregate shoulders. The project improved the quality of life for Belleville residents, surrounding communities, and visitors; increased recreational amenities; reduced traffic congestion; improved air quality; and increased the safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, including many school children, motorists, and trail users.   

 

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) provided Phase I and II engineering services to construct the new bike trail.  Phase I services included right-of-way (ROW), boundary, and topographic surveys; preliminary layout and design of the bike trail, and the submittal of the project development report (PDR).  Phase II services included the preparation of standard and detailed plans, contract documents with special provisions, and cost estimates in accordance with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual – Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations. 

Design included pavement markings, erosion control, and all necessary state permitting.  KEG also coordinated with local residents, City and IDOT officials, and utility companies to ensure that the project was completed to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

The project was funded by the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) using 80% federal monies with a 20% local match.  KEG assisted the City of Belleville with attaining funding for the project. 

 


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