The St. Clair County Transit District today announced it approved a contract with Ultimate Detail Landscaping for trail maintenance on the16-mile MetroBikeLink trail system. Ultimate Detail Landscaping is a locally-owned company. Ultimate Detail Landscaping was selected as a part of a publicly solicited competitive bid process.
“St. Clair County Transit District is committed to working with locally-owned companies in our work to provide transportation options in St. Clair County,” said Herb Simmons, Chair of St. Clair County Transit District’s Board of Trustees. “Ultimate Detail Landscaping is not only locally-owned, but they will save the district money on our seaonal program.”
The first section of the MetroBikeLink System opened in 2002 and was comprised of a four-mile trail, running from Southwestern Illinois College to the Swansea MetroLink Station. Since then, the system has expanded to include the Memorial Section, Fairview Heights sections, Orchard Loop Trail Phases I and II, and the Shiloh Scott sections, Englemann Park Connector – which all connect back to the original trail. Currently, the MetroBikeLink System runs from the Shiloh-Scott Metro Station to the Fairview Heights Metro Station, providing access to six MetroLink stations and four different communities. Phases I and II of the Old Collinsville Road Trail, featuring approximately 1.7 miles of trail, are expected to be opened in 2022.