A federal grant will help make pedestrian bridge over Randall Road near Jacobs High School a reality, according to a Northwest Herald article.
The village of Algonquin was awarded a $3.16 million grant from the federal government's Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program to build the bridge in the area of Huntington Drive and Bunker Hill Drive, according to the NW Herald.
Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015, according to the article.
As plans to widen Randall Road move forward, village officials told the Northwest Herald the pedestrian bridge will allow for safe access across the busy thoroughfare. The bridge will connect the high school, shopping area and library — which are mainly west of Randall — to the residential area — which is mainly east of Randall Road.
McHenry County and the village of Algonquin are each expected to contribute $395,000 from 2012 to 2015 for the design, land acquisition and construction of the bridge, according to the article.
During a roll call vote at Tuesday's Algonquin Village Board meeting, board trustees voted 6-0 in favor of authorizing an agreement with McHenry County for cost sharing for engineering, land acquisition and construction of the Randall Road pedestrian overpass.
Tell us: Do you think a pedestrian bridge over Randall Road is necessary? Would you and/or your family use a bridge to get from shopping, school, the library, etc., to the east side of Randall? Do you think there should be pedestrian bridges and other safety measures along different parts of Randall? Let us know in the comments' section.