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Plainfield Park District earns grant for trail improvements

The Plainfield Park District earned a state grant which it said will be used to improve its trail connections.

The grant comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, according to a news release.

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 grant covers 80% of the estimated total cost of the $480,000 project.

The Park District will complete the engineering and permitting phase this year and plans to start construction in 2022.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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