Danada Cromwell Trail

Planning Project

Project Description

The DuPage Forest Preserve District will construct a 10-foot-wide limestone trail to connect Cromwell Drive at Butterfield Road (IL Route 56) to the Danada Herrick Lake Regional Trail in Wheaton. The multi-use trail will be 0.4 miles in length.

Improvements at Butterfield Road and Cromwell Drive include pedestrian signals, crosswalk striping, and detectable warning at roadway intersections. The proposed trail will provide a vital connection to Wheaton's bicycle network via the signed on-street bicycle route on Cromwell Drive.

A public hearing for the project was held in February 2018. Overwhelming public support for the project helped the District obtain a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program Grant (RTP) in 2020.

 

Status

This project is currently in the design phase. It is expected to go through permit review in summer 2021, and construction is expected to begin in fall 2021.

 

Funding

The District has been awarded a grant through the Recreational Trails Program administered by IDNR, which will fund $200,000 of the $270,000 project. The remaining costs will be funded through the Forest Preserve District’s yearly appropriated construction and development funds.