Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-1234    Version: 1 Name: Illinois Transportation Enhancements Program (ITEP): Grant Application
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2022 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Joint resolution authorizing grant applications to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for an Illinois Transportation Enhancements Program (ITEP) grant for a segment of the Patriot Path, from the Des Plaines River Trail to east of O'Plaine Road, and for the non-motorized improvements constructed as part of the Cedar Lake Road realignment project, from Hart Road to Nippersink Road.
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Joint resolution authorizing grant applications to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for an Illinois Transportation Enhancements Program (ITEP) grant for a segment of the Patriot Path, from the Des Plaines River Trail to east of O'Plaine Road, and for the non-motorized improvements constructed as part of the Cedar Lake Road realignment project, from Hart Road to Nippersink Road.

Staff Summary
* The Illinois Transportation Enhancements Program Cycle 15 is underway.
* The Patriot Path is a new multi-use path to provide a non-motorized travel connection from the Des Plaines River Trail to the Robert McClory Bike Path.
* The Cedar Lake Road realignment will create a new intersection at Illinois Route 134. The project will improve safety and mobility between Nippersink Road and Hart Road, enhance the Metra train station site, and add non-motorized connectivity throughout the project limits.
* This resolution authorizes the Lake County Division of Transportation to submit two applications and, if approved, they will be brought back to the Lake County Board for acceptance of the grant agreements and appropriation of the necessary matching funds.
* These improvements are included in the Transportation Improvement Program.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, ITEP grant Cycle 15 is underway through IDOT; and

WHEREAS, IDOT is authorized to award $125,000,000 in ITEP grants pursuant to the Transportation Alternatives Set Aside of the Surface Transportation Block Grant under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (20 ILCS 2705-615); and

WHEREAS, funds for the ITEP grant Cycle 15 are to be awarded for up to $3,000,000 maximum per project in ITEP funds, on a competitive basis for well planned projects that provide and support alternate modes of transportation; and

WHEREAS, both the Patriot Path and Cedar Lake Road realignment are identified as high priority projects in the Lake County 2040 Transportation Plan; an...

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