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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Bikeways and Trails


Project Status

Great Western Trail Extension

The Great Western Trail, which currently terminates at the Illinois Prairie Path's Elgin Branch, is being extended to the end of the County's right of way at Sassafras Drive in West Chicago.

Current Status

The trail is breaking ground and construction is expected to be completed by May of 2019.

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.

Current Status

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.

Current Status

The proposed trail is currently undergoing Phase 1 Engineering, and has been awarded STP funding.  Under the terms of the STP grant, this project must be under construction by 2021.

Benedictine Connector Trail

The Benedictine Connector Trail will link downtown Lisle and Benedictine College and is a part of the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail. In addition, the trail will be routed through Community Park, an underpass under the Burlington Northern Railroad, and along the East Branch of the DuPage River. View Benedictine Connector project location map.

Current Status

This project is on hold until further notice.

31st Street Trail - Highland to Meyers

The 31st Street Trail is a segment of the I-88 Central DuPage Bikeway which connects the communities of Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, and Lombard. By extending the existing trail in Oak Brook along 31st Street further west, Downers Grove, west Oak Brook and unincorporated residents will gain easy access to Mayslake Forest Preserve, Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve, Oak Brook parks, and the 35-mile Salt Creek Greenway Trail. View 31st Street Trail project location map.

Current Status

This project is on hold until further notice.

South Lisle-Woodridge Trail Segment of the East Branch DuPage River Trail

This proposed project would construct a link to connect the Southern Trail at Hobson Road to the Benedictine Connector Trail at Maple Avenue. This 5.5 mile segment, known as the South Lisle/Woodridge Trail, is the southern end of the 31-mile East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail.

Current Status

The County is awaiting IDOT's approval of the updated Phase I engineering report.

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. 

Current Status

Construction is expected to commence in 2020, with completion anticipated by the end of that construction season.


For More Information

For more information on these projects, please contact the DuPage County Trails Coordinator at    


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