Regional Trail Development - East Branch DuPage River Greenway
DuPage County Department of Economic Development and Planning and
the County Division of Transportation have released an Executive Summary of the
East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail Feasibility Study. The Executive
Summary includes a map and overview of the proposed 31-mile bikeway which will
originate in Bloomingdale and end in DuPage County at Woodridge.
goal of the trail is to link the North Central DuPage Regional Trail on the
north (just north of Lake Street) with the Illinois Prairie Path, Great Western
Trail, and the future Southern DuPage County Regional Trail to the south (at
This trail, using a combination of off-road and on-road
bikeways, will tie together the 10 forest preserves including Spring Creek
Reservoir (Lake Street), Swift Prairie, East Branch, Churchill Woods, Hidden
Lake, and Green Valley. The trail will provide easy access to over 420,000
residents in central DuPage County, 29 local parks. 18 schools including
College of DuPage and Benedictine College, and other destinations like Morton
Arboretum. Last but not least, the trail provides non-motorized access to
employment centers, downtown areas, train stations, and other commute
Communities with easy access to this new trail will
include Bloomingdale, Addison, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Wheaton,
Lisle, Woodridge, and Bolingbrook.
This is a multi-jurisdictional project
being implemented by affected communities, park districts, the DuPage County
Forest Preserve District, 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
A $99,000 study was completed
using grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation
and Community and System Preservation Program and matched by funding from the
DuPage County Board
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
holidays). DuPage County Division of Transportation has received a $2 million
grant for Phase I Engineering of the portion of the trail known as the
Benedictine Connector in Lisle. The Village of Bloomingdale has also received a
grant to complete the trail within their boundaries between Lake Street and
Army Trail Road. The Villages of Lisle and Woodridge and the County of DuPage
are also working on the trail segment between Maple Avenue and Hobson Road.
Additional efforts are underway to seek funding for completing individual
segments of the trail in each community.
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.