Trail Closure Alerts
Illinois Prairie Path Batavia Spur and the Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch in Naperville and Aurora
Beginning the week of April 8, 2013, the Illinois Prairie Path Batavia Spur and the Illinois Prairie Path Aurora Branch will be closed to facilitate NICOR work. Along I-88, the IPP Batavia Spur is located on NICOR right-of-way and the County must allow them access to maintain and upgrade their gas delivery system. Both the Aurora Branch and the Batavia Spur are anticipated to be closed until October with the possibility of the Aurora Branch to open in late summer. A detour will be posted on the trail. Heavy equipment may be present in the work area -- please follow the detour and do not enter segments of the trail that are closed.
Click here to see a detour map.
Great Western Trail, Lombard – at Grace Street and St. Charles Road
Bicycle and pedestrian access to the Great Western Trail from Grace Street will be detoured to Prairie Avenue and Charlotte Avenue due to the construction of a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Grace Street, the CN Railroad, and St. Charles Road. The bridge will eliminate the at-grade crossing of Grace, St. Charles, and the railroad. The detour route uses low traffic and low speed neighborhood streets. View Detour Map The ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the bridge is scheduled for May 25, 2013.
Illinois Prairie Path – Aurora Branch – Frontenac Road to the CN / EJ&E Railroad
This segment of the Prairie Path is temporarily closed do to changed traffic patterns on the CN / EJ&E Railroad. The railroad is currently parking trains at the existing at-grade railroad crossing necessitating the re-routing of the Prairie Path. Th e Prairie Path has been re-routed to Diehl Road while the County develops plans and funding to construct an underpass. View Detour Map
Trail Maintenance Alerts
None at this time.
Submit a Trail Maintenance Requests
If you see any downed branches or trail obstructions, please contact the DuPage County Trails Coordinator at TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org
Receive Trail Closure and Maintenance E-Mail Alerts
Information concerning trail closures, trail detours, and maintenance activities will be posted on this page as it becomes available. If you wish to receive trail detour or maintenance alerts via e-mail, please send a request to the DuPage County Trails Coordinator at: TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org.
Trail Maintenance Task Force
The Trail Maintenance Task Force met on March 4, 2013, at the DuPage County building (421 N. County Farm Road). To review materials from this meeting, please go to the county's "Trail Maintenance Policy" webpage or contact the Trails Coordinator if you have any questions.
PAGE LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2013