Construction starts on the Pennsy Trail Phases 2 & 3
Construction has started on Phases 2 & 3 of the Pennsy Trail. The two phases of the trail will extended from Main Street in Munster to Wilhelm Street near the Schererville Police Department parking lot, completing the “gap” between the two existing sections of the Pennsy Trail. Phase 2 will run from Main Street to 213th Street and Eagle Ridge Drive behind Briar Ridge. Phase 3 will continue with a separate, pedestrian crossing over the CN railroad tracks, then proceed under the US 41 bridge, and connect to the existing trail at Wilhelm Street.
This 3.35 mile trail extension is made possible by $4.85 million in federal transportation grants awarded to the town. Dyer Construction was awarded the bid for this project. The majority of the work is anticipated to be done this year.
Another grant to help complete Phase 4 of Pennsy Greenway Trail
The final phase of the Pennsy Greenway Northwest Trail through Schererville recently received funding through the state’s Next Level Trails Program grant of $2.91 million. This 2.26-mile part of the trail will start from Rohrman Park going southeast to the town limit at Clark Road, south of 93rd Street.
Because part of the trail goes through unincorporated Lake County, the Town will collaborate with Lake County Parks to complete this section of the larger, regional Pennsy trail system, which when completed will stretch from downtown Lansing, IL to Crown Point.
Click here to view a map of the future expansions.