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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 description.

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 completed by 2024.

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

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