Governor Announces Funding for Dieterich Accessibility Project

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Published on April 15 2014 8:10 pm
Last Updated on April 15 2014 8:10 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Governor Pat Quinn has announced almost $53 million in funding for community projects across Illinois.

The funding includes $800,000 for a pedestrian accessibility project in Dieterich.  The project is to improve the ability of pedestrians to travel to downtown Dieterich businesses, school, park and residential areas more efficiently and safely.

Sidewalks to be installed will provide the missing links to allow pedestrians from all residential areas of Dieterich a safe and ADA accessible way to travel.  Three pedestrian bridges over the Dieterich creek will be replaced.  The current bridges are not ADA compliant, dilapidated and unsafe.

State officials said the 71 projects will support more than 400 jobs.  Bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification projects throughout the state are included in the projects.