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.
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. Under the terms of the STP grant, this project must be under construction by 2021.
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.
This project is on hold until further notice.
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
For more information on these projects, please contact the DuPage County Trails Coordinator at TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org.