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Heritage Harbor wants a path connecting to the I & M Canal

Posted by wlpo on April 1, 2014

Riding your bicycle from the I & M Canal towpath to Heritage Harbor in Ottawa will be getting easier. Heritage Harbor has plans to create a path across the canal using gravel and a culvert.  Unlike the canal at La Salle, there isn’t always water were the path will go.

Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach says it would make it easier for people trying riding to and from the harbor and the canal. He says the city has applied for a grant to put a bridge there but in the meantime Heritage Harbor would like to use a gravel path.

The city council placed on file Tuesday night an agreement with Heritage Harbor. The city will apply for the necessary permits from Illinois Department of Natural Resources but the rest will be up to Heritage Harbor.

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