Lakefront Trail

Lakefront Trail

Chicago’s 18-mile Lakefront Trail welcomes residents and visitors from all around the City. Running from Ardmore Ave. on the north, to 71st St. on the south, the trail provides important access to the lake for recreational purposes and has increasingly become an active transportation route for many Chicagoans. On any given day activity along the trail includes people commuting to work, training for marathons, caregivers with children in strollers, tourists on rental bikes, teens on skateboards, and thousands of other people taking a leisurely stroll.  
 
Trail Separation Project
In an effort to enhance the trail experience and ensure safety of all users, a project is underway to divide the main trail into two separate trails, one for pedestrians and the other for bikers.  Design and construction of the trails will occur in segments during spring, summer, and fall months from spring 2017 through 2018.  Listed below are the segments currently in process.  
This project is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Kenneth Griffin.

Trail Separation Project Status

Park Segment Status Estimated Construction Start Estimated Construction Completion Image
Burnham Park 35th to 41st Street Construction Fall 2016 Spring 2017  
Lincoln Park Fullerton to North Contractor Selection Spring 2017 Summer 2017 View Fullerton-North image
Lincoln Park  Oak to Ohio Contractor Selection Spring 2017 Summer 2017 View Oak-Ohio image
Burnham Park 41st to 56th Street Design Summer 2017 Fall 2017  

 

Construction is subject to weather conditions.