It will also make it easier and safer to access York Woods Forest Preserve via the Salt Creek Greenway Trail by creating a new trail underpass.
The preserve’s Harger Road parking lot will remain open throughout construction, but sections of the Salt Creek Greenway Trail may close periodically. When they do, detour signs will offer alternative routes.
Please be careful near the construction area (PDF), and follow all signs and workers’ instructions.
Oaks over 100 years old form canopies over the trail, where birders enjoy spotting northern orioles, cedar waxwings, warbling vireos, mallards, red-bellied woodpeckers and owls, among others.
To reach the main entrance, go east on 22nd Street and turn north onto Spring Road. At Harger Road, turn right and follow the road to the south parking lot.
To reach the lot on the north side, follow Harger Road toward Roosevelt Road (Route 38). Or, take I-88 to York Road. Proceed north on York Road to the Roosevelt Road west exit. Take the York Road south ramp. Go right on Harger Road.