Riverside Drive Promenade

The city has been awarded $8,000,000 in funding from the River Edge Redevelopment Grant to reconstruct Riverside Drive – the last 1500 feet of downtown riverfront to be redeveloped. The funding is provided by Illinois Jobs Now! Capital plan, administered by DCEO for the demolition of the existing Riverside Drive decking and the construction of a new environmentally sensitive structure creating the Riverside Drive Promenade.

Features include permeable pavers, bio-swales, traffic calming devices and bicycle paths consistent with existing riverfront improvements in Elgin’s downtown.

Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2012 and be complete in the spring of 2013.