The construction of the Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail in Glen Carbon is complete following a two-year project. The work on the trail included repairs to 12 bridges and 3 tunnels. It cost $4.2-million, of which $2.7-million came from an Illinois Transportation Grant, $1.17-million in MCT local funds, and smaller amounts provided by the Village of Glen Carbon and the Metro East Park & Recreation District.
The ribbon cutting will be Saturday morning at 10:00 at Glen Carbon Fire Station 1. Madison County Transit spokesman S.J. Morrison tells The Big Z the common goal is the re-purposing of old railroad right-of-ways.
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The Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail runs from Main Street in Glen Carbon northeast past the MCT Goshen Trail and ultimately to Marine Village Park in Marine. May is National Bike Month.