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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ Bellwood Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Bellwood $150,998
  • Federal
Programmed

Project Details

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Description

This project funds phase II engineering and construction to remove and replace curb ramps and blended sidewalk areas to comply with ADA standards in 21 locations within the Village. Improvements will consist of removing and replacing sidewalks, curb ramps and curbs, adjusting frames/grates to meet final grade, Hot-mix asphalt pavement patching will be utilized to restore pavement areas. Thermoplastic pavement marking and landscape restoration shall also occur as part of this improvement. Locations selected focus on those areas traveled by residents to access the Metra Bellwood station and Pace bus stops within the Village.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $120,798

Last Updated 01.03.2024

+ Berkeley Pace Route Access Improvements Phase II and Construction Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Berkeley $1,000,000
  • Federal
  • RTA
In Progress

Project Details

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Description

This project funds Phase II engineering and construction of sidewalk network improvements that will provide access from residential neighborhoods south of St. Charles Road to Pace Bus Route 313. Work will be completed for sidewalk gaps along Lee Boulevard, Morris Avenue, Rohde Avenue, Spencer Avenue, and Jerele Boulevard.

Current Activities

Phase II engineering is currently underway. Final plans are expected to go to IDOT in June 2024.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $800,000
RTA $100,000

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Cary Metra Station Mobility Hub Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Cary $585,513
  • Federal
  • RTA
In Progress

Project Details

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Description

The RTA awarded the Village of Cary construction funding to develop the Depot Plaza in downtown Cary, as envisioned in the Cary Downtown Strategic Plan. Improvements will include an open-air plaza with artificial turf, shelter for bicyclists and pedestrians waiting for the McRide bus service, ride sharing, taxis, and outbound Metra service,  modifications to the sidewalk to increase walkability and improve pedestrian safety, built in planters to add color and character, and new benches.

Current Activities

Project plans have been submitted to both IDOT and Metra for review.  IDOT has scheduled the project for letting on June 2024 pending final revisions to plans and documentation.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $468,410
RTA $58,551

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Ford Heights Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Ford Heights $53,628
  • RTA
In Progress

Project Details

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Description

The RTA has awarded $53,628 to the Village of Ford Heights for Phase I engineering needed to improve the sidewalk network, add concrete pads to select bus stops, and install ADA-compliant crosswalks at key intersections surrounding the Pace Route 357. The bus route runs through the center of the village and forms a loop around the future 60-acre mixed-use New Town Center development. There are currently significant gaps in the sidewalk network that connects these surrounding areas with bus stops, and most crosswalks in the area are faded and are not ADA-compliant.

Current Activities

Phase I Engineering has been completed and approved by IDOT.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $53,628

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Harvard Pace Route Access Improvements - Marengo Rd and Ayer St. - Phase II and Construction Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Harvard $360,000
  • Federal
Programmed

Project Details

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Description

This project will complete Phase II engineering and construct future pedestrian access improvements along US Rte. 14, IL Route. 173, Marengo Road, and Ayer Street. The project includes new sidewalks, ADA improvements, crosswalks, and a Pace Bus shelter. These improvements will better connect residents to the Harvard Metra Station and the Pace Bus Route 808.

Current Activities

Engineering consultant has been selected. Moving towards Phase II kick off.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $288,000

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Harvard Pace Route Access Improvements - Route 173 Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Harvard $55,000
  • RTA
Completed

Project Details

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Description

The RTA has awarded $55,000 to the City of Harvard for Phase I engineering needed for pedestrian access improvements along Illinois Route 173 from Marengo Road to US Route 14, including new sidewalks, ADA crosswalks, and pedestrian access over Mokeler Creek. Currently, there are no sidewalks along Route 173, forcing pedestrians to walk on the shoulder. At the crossing of Mokeler Creek, pedestrians have to walk in the travel lanes of Route 173 to get over the creek.

Current Activities

Phase I Engineering has been completed.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $55,000

Last Updated 11.27.2023

+ Harvey Pace Route Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Harvey $55,000
  • RTA
Programmed

Project Details

Description

The RTA has awarded $55,000 to the City of Harvey to complete Phase I engineering required for improvements along Broadway Avenue in downtown Harvey. The project will include transit access improvements such as bus shelters, pedestrian improvements including ADA-compliant intersections, and new roadway bike facilities. These improvements will better provide for a multi-modal downtown Harvey and will connect the new Pace Harvey Transportation Center with Broadway Avenue.

Current Activities

Phase I Engineering is underway and expected to be completed in March 2025.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $55,000

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Maywood Pace Route and Metra Station Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Maywood $44,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The RTA has awarded $44,000 to the Village of Maywood for Phase I engineering needed for a covered bicycle shelter near the 5th Avenue Metra station served by the Union Pacific West line, heated bus shelters along 5th Avenue as served by Pace, wayfinding signage for the train station, and pavement marking improvements.

Current Activities

3/29/24: Maywood has completed the QBS process and will be making a recommendation to the Village Board for the Engineering Firm at the April 2nd meeting. Once awarded, Phase II Engineering can begin.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $44,000

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Plainfield Park and Ride Access Improvements Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Plainfield $921,790
  • Federal
In Progress

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

The RTA is providing the Village of Plainfield Phase II engineering and construction funds to build a 0.6 mile extension of a 10' wide shared-use path along the south side of 143rd Street from Van Dyke Road to Wallin Drive. Wayfinding signage to the Plainfield Park-n-Ride and downtown Plainfield will be included along the route. These improvements will better connect residents to transit and downtown Plainfield. 

Current Activities

IDOT coordination has continued. The Village is preparing a revised PPI to submit to IDOT. Once approved they will begin QBS process.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
Federal $737,432

Last Updated 03.29.2024

+ Berkeley Pace Route Access Improvements Phase I Access to Transit Program Pedestrian Access to Transit Berkeley $50,000
  • RTA
Completed

Project Details

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Not Available

Description

This project funded Phase I engineering necessary for future sidewalk network improvements that will provide access from residential neighborhoods south of St. Charles Road to Pace Bus Route 313. Engineering was completed for sidewalk gaps along Lee Boulevard, Morris Avenue, Rohde Avenue, Spencer Avenue, and Jerele Boulevard.

Current Activities

Phase I engineering activities are complete and the RTA awarded Phase II and Construction funding in late 2023.

Funding Amounts by Source
Source Amount
RTA $50,000

Last Updated 01.03.2024