Route 59 Multi Use Paths Project

Phase I/Preliminary Engineering

Estimated Construction: 2025 or 2026

Project Overview:  In January 2016, City Council adopted Addendum No. 1 to the Bikeway Implementation Plan which was originally adopted by City Council in November 2010.   The segment of Route 59 from Batavia Road to Continental/Meadow is the highest priority identified in the addendum due to multiple factors such as: vehicle speed limit, traffic volume, accidents and accessibility. This project will benefit residents by allowing a safe, ADA accessible path to commercial areas, and existing pedestrian routes along Continental and Batavia Road. It will consist of adding paths/sidewalk on both sides of Route 59 from Batavia to Continental/Meadow, installation of handicapped accessible ramps, replacement of existing sidewalk, new storm sewers and the relocation of signs and utility poles.  A small portion of the project segment will require the acquisition of easement.

 In May 2017, City Council directed staff to apply for grant funding for this segment.  In August 2020, the City was awarded Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding that will cover 75% of construction and construction engineering costs.

Consultant Selection: Baxter and Woodman, Inc.

Schedule:  Preliminary Engineering is ongoing. Construction bid letting is anticipated to be late 2024 or 2025.  Construction will begin in late 2025 or 2026

Current Steps: 

  • Surveying
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Project Development Report creation

Next Steps: 

  • Project Development Approval by IDOT
  • Final Engineering