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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Regional Trail Development - East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail

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 study.

Status

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).

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.  

Trail Map

View a copy of an updated map that illustrates the status of the development of the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail.