The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) has been funded to study the extension of the Kickapoo Rail Trail (KRT) through Downtown Urbana.
The proposed rail trail would connect Urbana parks, homes, and businesses, Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Illinois.
The study area reaches from the current terminus of the KRT, near Walmart in east Urbana, and extends west to Lincoln Avenue.
$100,000 in federal funding was approved this week via the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Statewide Planning and Research Program. The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission wrote the funding request and will conduct the planning study with participation by local stakeholders