The City of Danville has announced details on the project that it just received a 1.6 million dollars grant to implement. The Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant will assist with construction of the Denmark Road Improvements. The Denmark Road project is part of a larger sanitary sewer improvement project that began in 2012. The sewer project will be followed by the roadway improvements which include realignment of the Old Ottawa curve, sidewalk from the Chateau Estates subdivision to the intersection of Winter and Gilbert, shoulder widening, guardrail removal and replacement on the Lake Vermilion causeway. It also will include clearing of brush and trees, high efficiency LED lighting, pavement markings, and resurfacing of Old Ottawa and Denmark Road. The intersection of Logan, Winter and Denmark will remain a “triangle”, but will be modified for the pedestrian crossings that come with the new sidewalks.
The City has obtained a total of $7,350,000 in outside funding for the total project. There will be a minimum local match of $715,000 required. The earliest the project will go to bid is in the late summer of 2018. The project is expected to last two construction seasons. Denmark Road will be kept open to traffic during construction