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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Bridge removal at DuPage River Park set to begin the week of July 31

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Above / A section of the DuPage River Trail will close temporarily during construction of a worn out wooden bridge. (NPD Photo) 

A wood bridge that is part of the DuPage River Trail at DuPage River Park is worn and at the end of its useful lifespan. The bridge is approximately 70 feet long and currently spans a drainage ditch in the park that collects stormwater, which flows to the East Branch of the DuPage River, just south of the bridge.

Beginning the week of July 31, the bridge will be removed. The contractor will then install a concrete box culvert perpendicular to the bridge to channel stormwater toward the river.

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Next, the contractor will replace the bridge with a section of asphalt trail that will cover the culvert and connect to the rest of the trail.

Finally, the landscaping will be restored in the project area. The project is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Detour will be marked along popular trail during construction

During construction, a section of the DuPage River Trail will be closed to trail users. A detour map is posted at napervilleparks.org/dupageriverpark and signs will be placed along the trail to direct users to the detour.

The Park District apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates everyone’s patience and cooperation. Trails are one of the most popular park amenities in the community, and this improvement will provide a smoother surface along a section of the DuPage River Trail, enhance drainage and minimize maintenance.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.

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