Below are a list of major projects underway or recently completed. For additional information, questions or suggestions please call Village Hall at 217-496-2621, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm.
Sherman/Williamsville Bike & Hike Trail Connecting the Two Sister Villages
After ten years in the making, the Villages of Sherman and Williamsville were awarded a $2 million grant in October 2016 for a $2.8 million dollar estimated project under a grant offered through the Federal Government and administered through Illinois Department of Transportation under the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) which has been established to improve bicycle and pedestrian travel and other nonmotorized alternative travel options. The Villages are responsible for up to 20% of the total project cost shared between the Villages.
The proposed 4.4-mile multi-use Bike and Hike Trail will connect the two Villages and will provide a safe access and non-motorized access for residents and users to enjoy. The Villages hope that in the future the trail could be a component of the Route 66 Trail, which connects Chatham and Springfield and Sherman.
STATUS UPDATE OCTOBER 2021. TRAIL CONSTRUCTION BEGAN WITH AN ANTICIPATED COMPLETION OF DATE OF 2023
Multi-Use Path – West of Old Tipton School Road from Red Bud Run into Village Park.
Part of Phase 1 of Safety Access Route to Sherman Village Park. Engineers are completing the final design plans for the new multi use path system (non motor vehicles) for a safe access route for walkers, non motorized bikers, joggers, and pedestrian traffic. Plans to be presented to Village Board in upcoming months for funding and construction time line.
Phase II of Safety Access Route is in the initial planning stages for non motorized path that will connect Red Bud Run to St John's Drive.
Funding shortfalls in MFT due to COVID 19 have slowed the process.
Road Improvement Projects around Village.
COVID 19 has caused shortfalls in MFT funding availability for planned road projects. Village Board is looking into priority road projects for upcoming season with funding availability or new funding opportunities. Plans include mill and overlay, crack filling and pothole repairs and general improvements.
Sidewalk, Concrete Repair Projects, Gutter Projects around Village.
Village Board is reviewing funding opportunities for sidewalk repairs, additions, and gutter repair projects around the Village as either an in-house project or third party contractor.
Sherman Village Park Landscape Project. The Village Board has approved the landscape design by Coppertree of Springfield for the ground directly south of the playground.
Construction work began in October with expected completion date by Spring 2021.
Splash Pad Project. The Village Board has approved the general design and layout for a splash play ground at Sherman Village Park. Designs are underway.
Anticipated construction in early Spring 2021 with a completion date expected for Memorial Day weekend 2021.