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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Madison County Transit
MCT RE-OPENS NEWLY PAVED PORTION OF QUERCUS GROVE TRAIL
GRANITE CITY, ILL., November 6, 2019 . . . Paving work is now complete on a 2.7-mile segment of the Madison County Transit (MCT)
Quercus Grove Trail, which runs from Hazel Road to Jerusalem Road, north of Edwardsville. Since April, this section of bikeway has
been closed for the construction of a 10-foot wide asphalt trail surface, along with improved shoulders, and new signage.
The 18.9-mile MCT Quercus Grove Trail runs from Schwarz and Springer Streets in Edwardsville through wooded and rural
areas to the communities of Hamel, Worden and Staunton. Keller Construction of Glen Carbon was the low bidder at $771,568.34.
The project was funded through a $300,000 grant from the Metro East Park & Recreation District and through MCT Local Funds.
“MCT is pleased to re-open this scenic portion of the MCT Quercus Grove Trail for the cyclists, walkers, runners and
rollerbladers of Madison County,” said MCT Managing Director Jerry Kane. “Like all of the MCT Trails, the Quercus Grove
offers a wide array of local landscapes, natural beauty, and connections to sought-after community destinations.”
The MCT Quercus Grove Trail is one of nine in the MCT Trails network of inter-connected bikeways – a system that includes
130 miles of scenic trails. Approximately 100 miles of the MCT Trails are asphalt paved. MCT will open another
much-anticipated trail segment – a 7-mile extension of the MCT Goshen Trail, from Troy to O’Fallon - next week. For specific information
about the MCT Trails, or details about any of MCT’s services, visit www.mct.org, call (618) 797-INFO (4636),
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison County Transit (MCT) provides multi-modal transportation services for Madison County, Illinois. MCT operates a fixed-route bus service,
connecting to MetroLink; express weekday commuter service directly to and from downtown St. Louis; and seasonal express service the Muny.
For elderly and disabled residents who are unable to use the fixed-route buses, MCT provides complementary door to door service.
MCT is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 130 miles of bikeways that comprise the MCT Trails system,
as well as overseeing RideFinders, the St. Louis region’s FREE carpooling and vanpooling program.