Blackwell to West DuPage Woods - West Branch DuPage River Trail
The West Branch DuPage River Trail is a 26-mile regional trail, roughly paralleling the DuPage River-West Branch that, when complete, will connect the North Central DuPage Regional Trail on the north to Naperville and into Will County on the south, where it will intersect with the East Branch DuPage River Trail and continue south as the DuPage River Trail to Channahon. The Forest Preserve District has been working with DuPage County, local municipalities and park districts to implement this trail for decades.
Status: In Progress
Construction on this project is expected to begin in early 2023 with completion in 2024.
The Forest Preserve District recently received $778,000 in Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds and $2,779,134 in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP-L) funding for construction of this segment, and is working to complete Phase I engineering for the project. Phase II design engineering is scheduled to begin in fall 2021.