The Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) has awarded a state grant to the Plainfield Park District for trail connection improvements.
The $384,000 grant will be used to extend Old Renwick Trail connecting the north terminus at River Point Estates to recently-acquired Park District property at the corner of Renwick and River Roads. The extension will allow for a connection to the Springbank Trail to the north through Mather Woods with further connections to the Village of Plainfield’s Settlers Park and on through downtown Plainfield.
The total grant award of $384,170, covers 80% of the total estimated cost of the $480,210 project.
The Park District will complete the engineering and permitting phase in 2021 with plans for the project to go to bid for a 2022 construction start.