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  • Madison County Transit
Construction Cost
  • $3,000,000

Madison County Transit continues to construct a trail network to serve the entire county.  A significant part of that trail network is the Schoolhouse Trail, which follows a creek named Schoolhouse Branch for a portion of its alignment.  Built in three segments, this 28-mile trail follows a rail-banked railroad line and features connections to Horseshoe Lake State Park, three other municipal parks, the Gateway Convention Center, businesses in Eastport Plaza, a major retail corridor in Edwardsville, several neighborhoods and several park and ride lots.

The trail features a 135-foot long bridge over IL-162.  The scope included modifications to railroad bridges; box culvert grade separation structures; and a connection to the Nature, Confluence, Bluff Road, Nickel Plate and Ronald Foster Trails.  Nine railroad bridge structures, 13 major drainage structures and 50 minor drainage structures were inspected and evaluated for repair or replacement.

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