Posted on April 20, 2010 11:22 PM
New bridge along Illinois Prairie Path
The DuPage County Division of Transportation will begin construction on a new pedestrian and bicyclist bridge along the Illinois Prairie Path. The bridge will carry pedestrians and cyclists over the EJ&E/Canadian National rail line in Wayne, IL.
Construction of the 330-ft bridge will begin later this month and should last three months. During that time the Prairie Path will be closed from Army Trail Road to Smith Road.
The new bridge will be a major safety improvement for that section of the trail, particularly because freight traffic there is expected to increase, according to Deborah Jan Fagan, Chief Planner and County Trail System Coordinator for the DuPage County Department of Economic Development and Planning.
The $1.2 million project is coordinated and funded by DuPage County with IDOT ARRA funding and a $960,000 federal High Priority Project grant for construction costs sponsored by former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert.