City Engineer/Public Works Director Tom Horak told the Sandwich City Council at Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting that the Illinois Dept. of Transportation (IDOT) plans to begin the Route 34 resurfacing project in March of 2022.

Mayor Todd Latham said that the city receives many complaints about the condition of the pavement on Rt. 34.

Horak said that IDOT may also install video detection systems at all eight traffic signals in Sandwich during the project.

The city already allocated $240,000 in Motor Fuel Tax money for the Duvick Ave. and Indian Springs traffic signals.

Horak explained IDOT's plan to the Sandwich aldermen.

Sandwich Mayor Todd Latham was happy about the cost savings.

In other business at last night's meeting, Mayor Latham re-introduced the idea of a bike and walking path plan to the council.

If built, the Sandwich trail would eventually hook up with other trails in Waterman, Shabbona State Park, Sannauk Forest Preserve, Plano, Yorkville and Silver Springs State Park.

Mayor Latham said that additional funding could come from the state.

Alderwoman Rebecca Johnson liked the idea of the bike and walking path.

The Sandwich City Council will vote at the June 16 meeting whether or not to move the bike and walking path forward to a public hearing.

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