Regional Trail Development - East Branch DuPage River Greenway
The East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail (EBDRGT, or East Branch Trail) is a planned 28-mile regional trail in central DuPage County. This north-south trail was first conceptualized in the 1990s as a non-motorized pathway for DuPage residents west of IL-53, connecting isolated pockets of forest preserves with parks, waterways, and several municipalities.
Much of the trail's 31-miles of proposed facilities were identified in 2004. That year, two of DuPage County's departments--Economic Development and Planning, and the Division of Transportation--collaborated to commission a feasibility study of
the East Branch Trail. The study serves as a guiding document for proposed facilities throughout the corridor. From that feasibility study, multiple engineering studies were embarked upon to begin designing and constructing the segments of the East Branch Trail.
Although implementing the East Branch Trail has proven to be fraught with difficulty, the County continues to collaborate with municipalities and the Forest Preserve to design and construct the Trail's many segments.
This is a multi-jurisdictional project
being implemented by communities, park districts, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, and the DuPage County Division of Transportation.
View a copy of the Executive
Summary and map of the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail feasibility
The feasibility study is completed
and copies of the Executive Summary can be obtained by contacting the Division
of Transportation at (630) 407-6900 (Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm, excluding
The County will continue to
work with project partners to construct gaps in the East Branch River Greenway
Trail and complete the visions of the feasibility study. There are many
segments of this trail that may be difficult to develop due to land ownership,
environmental issues, and funding. The County will coordinate the development
of this trail system with project partners.
copy of an updated map that illustrates the status of the development of
the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail.