Grant could lead to bike path connecting Oak Forest, Crestwood, Midlothian
Oak Forest city officials agreed to cooperate with the neighboring municipalities of Crestwood and Midlothian in applying for a grant to pay for a project that would connect bicycle paths in all three communities.
The Invest in Cook Grant program would provide some $450,000 to pay for engineering studies for the planned Natalie Creek Regional Bike Trail. The grant, if received would require the three communities to provide a $105,000 match between them.
Oak Forest would have to come up with $35,000 of that local match, said City Administrator Troy Ishler. He said the Oak Forest portion of the project would focus on Center Avenue from 151st to 159th streets…Please click here to read Gregory Tejeda’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.