Regional Trail Development - DuPage Technology Corridor
In 2003, a concept plan was developed to create a new north-south trail in far western DuPage County which would link the Elgin and Batavia Spur branches of the Illinois Prairie Path with Fermilab, the newly developing DuPage Technology Park, and DuPage Airport, Pratt's Wayne Woods and Big Woods.
The proposed trail would provide a way to link local trail facilities and bikeway plans in the communities of Wayne, West Chicago, St. Charles, Batavia, Aurora, Geneva, Warrenville, Bartlett and Naperville.
The concept trail is approximately 16 miles long. The next step in the development process would be to undertake the detailed engineering needed to define the specific trail route.
While development of the concept plan was coordinated by the DuPage County Department of Economic Development and Planning, like all regional trail projects in the county, implementation will require several agencies working together in partnership to construct the trail. Project
partners identified as part of the planning process thus far include DuPage County, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, DuPage Technology Park, DuPage Airport Authority, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Wayne Township, Village of Wayne and the City of West Chicago.
A brochure summarizing the concept plan has been produced and distributed. The Technology Park completed construction of the regional trail segment on their property between Fabyan Pkwy. and close to Roosevelt Road. Coordination is also taking place with Kane County and on roadway improvements involving
Roosevelt Road and connections to Kane County Cougar Stadium.
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has plans to construct the trail segment through Dunham Woods in the northern part of the trail. Construction is anticipated for 2016. Once completed, the County will work with Wayne Township to connect Dunham Woods with the Illinois Prairie
Path Elgin Branch.
A specific schedule for implementation has not been developed.
For a copy of the concept plan for this trail,
view the DuPage Technology Corridor Trail Concept Plan.