CROWN POINT | The city of Crown Point has received a $35,000 grant from TransCanada for the Erie Lackawanna bike/hike trailhead at 93rd Avenue.
Late next year, Crown Point will begin improvements to the intersection of 93rd Avenue and Main Street. The construction of the trailhead will be in conjunction with those improvements.
The money will be used to add amenities such as bike racks, benches and additional shelters that will increase the use of the bike and walking trail, said Ken Haitsma, manager of the St. John area for TransCanada.
The ANR natual gas line which runs through portions of south Lake County and is supervised by TransCanada has been transporting natural gas since 1949. The Crown Point meter station and lateral were installed in 1989. ANR Pipeline has a significant presence in the area, including traversing Schererville, Merrillville and St. John, where 10 TransCanada employees work at the local compressor station, according to a news release issued by the city of Crown Point.
"We are grateful to TransCanada and appreciate their support of the Crown Point community," Mayor David Uran said. "The grant we received through TransCanada's Community Investment program will support the 93rd Avenue trailhead."