Transportation projects take time, and regional trails are no exception. Trails and bikeways that cross counties, municipalities, and recreational areas require careful planning, engineering, and coordination in order to be completed. DuPage County is an active partner in making regional trail connections into a reality.
Below are status updates for programmed projects that have reached engineering and/or construction phases. The projects that are accompanied by a project site will have a link included in their descriptions.
West Branch DuPage River Trail: Blackwell to West DuPage Woods
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is working to complete the final segment of the West Branch DuPage River Trail (WBDRT). The proposed trail segment links Blackwell Forest Preserve with West DuPage Woods, and will require a bridge over Roosevelt
Road (IL Rt 38) in West Chicago. View more information about the West Branch DuPage River Trail.
The proposed trail is currently undergoing Phase 1 Engineering. This project has been awarded funding through the Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program. The project is expected to be under construction by 2022.
Pratt's Wayne Woods Section of the North Central DuPage Regional Trail
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is working with the DuPage County Department of Transportation to construct the final piece of the North Central DuPage Regional Trail (NCDRT) along Munger Road in Wayne. The proposed trail segment would
connect to the Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) Elgin Branch at the intersection of Smith and Munger. View more information about the Pratt's Wayne Woods section.
The proposed trail is currently undergoing Phase 1 Engineering, and has been awarded STP funding. This project will be under construction by 2021.
Gary Avenue Trail
A side path is planned along Gary Avenue between the Great Western Trail and Army Trail Road as a part of the Gary Avenue improvement project.
Construction is expected to commence in 2020, with completion anticipated by the end of that construction season.
For more information on these projects, please contact the DuPage County Trails Coordinator at TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org.