Danville has been awarded a 1.6 million dollar grant to implement a bicycle and pedestrian enhancement project on Denmark Road. The grant was announced by the Illinois Department of Transportation Transportation Enhancement Program. IDOT awarded nearly $36 million dollars to projects that include biking and walking paths, trails, streetscape beautification work and other projects. The Champaign County Forest Preserve District also was awarded more than 225 thousand dollars for work on the Kickapoo Rail Trail.
The federal funds are awarded competitively, and projects must be related to surface transportation. Local matching funds are required for the projects.