The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board voted to approve a MetroBikeLink capital maintenance project at its September 15 Board meeting for $41,176. The SCCTD Trail sealing project will included the final filling, seal coating and striping of the remaining 3.5 miles of the system. With the completion of this project, SCCTD will have completed the entire 14 mile system to extend life of the trail system for years to come. Work will be completed by Sonneberg Landscaping.
“This community amenity furthers the reach of multimodal recreation in Southwestern Illinois,” commented Herb Simmons, Chair of the St. Clair County Transit District Board of Trustees. “It is imperative that as a board we take every step necessary to ensure the system is well-maintained for years to come.”
The SCCTD’s MetroBikeLink System features 14-miles of trails and bike paths adjacent to the MetroLink alignment in Southwestern Illinois, linking transportation modes in the community. The first section of the trail opened in 2002 and was comprised of a four miles trail from Southwestern Illinois College to the Swansea MetroLink Station. Since then, the system has expanded to include the Memorial Section, Fairview Heights Sections, SCCTD Orchard Loop Trail Phases I & II and the Shiloh Scott Sections – which all connect back to the original trail.
Currently, the MetroBikeLink System runs from the Shiloh/Scott MetroLink Station to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station, providing access to six MetroLink Stations and four different communities. Future segments of the Old Collinsville Road Trail are expected to be open over next several years.
To learn more about the MetroBikeLink System click here.