At its May 17th meeting, the Kendall County Board approved a one-time award of $50,000 in Kendall County Transportation Alternatives Program funds, also known as TAP Funds, to the City of Yorkville for construction a $1.7 million multi-use path on Kennedy Road from Route 47 to Mill Road.

Kendall County Highway Committee Chair Dan Koukol said that the county will eventually sign an intergovernment agreement with the City of Yorkville so the $50,000 in TAP funds can be used to construct the 2.7 mile multi-use path.

According to the treasurer of the Push for the Path organization, Lynn Dubajic, the City of Yorkville has been awarded a $1.3 million federal grant which came up $357,000 short of the total cost of the bike path.

Dubajic said that the Push for the Path group will continue to raise money for the Kennedy Road bike path, and that the $50,000 from the county will greatly help the project.

According to Yorkville City Administrator Bart Olson, construction of the bike path will possibly begin in September or October of this year.

County board members asked Olson how long the construction of the project will take.

The Kendall County Board voted 10-0 to award the $50,000 to the City of Yorkville for construction of the Kennedy Rd. path.

Yorkville may apply for a second grant prior to the time of construction if the the grant program is available.

 

By Jim Wyman

WSPY News

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