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East Branch DuPage River Trail Pre-Phase I Study Concludes

Published: February 2022

The DuPage County Division of Transportation (County) has completed a Pre-Phase I Study for the East Branch DuPage River Trail (EBDRT) from the Great Western Trail to Butterfield Road. The study consisted of thorough evaluation of proposed trail corridors with the intent of selecting a finalist corridor to carry forward.  The study was guided by a steering committee consisting of key project stakeholders from surrounding public agencies, utility companies, and local advocates.  Extensive coordination with those stakeholders and prospective project partners along the proposed corridor was undertaken by the study team.


Between Roosevelt Road (IL 38) and St Charles Road, one alignment was identified to be carried forward.  South of IL 38, two alignments were supported by the steering committee and will undergo further evaluation in future engineering studies. The County intends to pursue federal and state transportation grant funds for engineering and construction of the EBDRT. Future phases may be contingent upon securing those grant funds. 

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