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. Construction of the trails will continue through 2018. View a graphic of the entire trail, indicating completed and in-construction segments.
Listed below are additional details on the segments in construction, as well as final information about the completed sections.
Lakefront Trail separation, provided by the generosity of Ken Griffin.
Reminder: For your own personal safety and the safety of fellow trail users and construction workers, please use caution and slow down in and around work zones. Construction schedules are subject to weather conditions.
|Park||Segment||Status||Estimated Construction Start||Estimated Construction Completion||Images|
|Burnham Park||Roosevelt to 31st St.||Construction||Early September 2018||Late Fall 2018||
View Roosevelt to 31st St. separation plan
|Jackson Park||55th to 71st||Construction||Mid-September 2018||Late Fall 2018||View 55th to 71st separation plan
Due to the space constraints within many areas of this segment, the existing lakefront trail will be closed while under construction.
|Lincoln Park||Montrose to Fullerton||Construction||August 2018||Late Fall 2018||
Effective September 20: view the Montrose - Fullerton detour plan map (updated) which shows the route to be used during construction.
|Lincoln Park||North to Oak||Construction||Spring 2018||October 2018||View North - Oak separation plan
The existing trail is temporarily reduced to a width of 8' for all trail users during the construction of this area. View the North-Oak Phasing plan to see the area affected.
|Park||Segment||Status||Construction Start||Construction Completion||Images|
|Burnham Park||35th to 41st St.||Complete||Fall 2016||June 2017||View 35th - 41st separation plan|
|Burnham Park||41st to 55th St.||Complete||Fall 2017||September 2018||
Note: This plan shows the lakefront trail configuration during CDOT’s 41st Street bridge construction and the final separated trail layout after the bridge is completed. Combined trail use in this area with temporary detours will continue to be available during this construction.
Construction of the separated trails is generally complete and open for public use. Balance of work includes overall site cleanup, installation of trail signs and landscape restoration in September 2018.
|Grant Park||From Chicago River to approx. Roosevelt Rd.||Complete||Early October 2017||May 2018||View Grant Park separation plan|
|Lincoln Park||Ardmore to Montrose||Complete||Early Spring 2018||September 2018||
Both the bicycle and pedestrian trails between Ardmore and Montrose are open for public use. Balance of work includes overall site cleanup, installation of trail signs and landscape restoration in September 2018.
|Lincoln Park||Fullerton to North||Complete||Early Summer 2017||October 2017||View Fullerton - North separation plan
|Lincoln Park||Oak to Ohio||Complete||Late Spring 2017||August 2017||View Oak-Ohio separation plan|