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. As the remaining segments advance in design, they will be added to this page.
Lakefront Trail separation, provided by the generosity of Ken Griffin.
Trail Separation Project Status
|Park||Segment||Status||Estimated Construction Start||Estimated Construction Completion||Images|
|Burnham Park||35th to 41st Street||Complete||Fall 2016||Trail Separation – Completed June 2017||View 35th - 41st separation plan|
|Burnham Park||41st to 55th Street||Construction||Mid-August 2017||Summer 2018||View 41st - 55th separation plan
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 with temporary detours will continue to be available during construction of these projects.
Construction has begun on the pedestrian section of the Lakefront trail, between 41st and 55th. During this time, both pedestrian and bike traffic will use the recently completed bike portion of the trail.
|Grant Park||From Chicago River to approx. Roosevelt Rd.||Construction||Early October 2017||Spring 2018||View Grant Park separation plan|
|Lincoln Park||Ardmore to Montrose||Construction||Spring 2018||Late Summer 2018||View Ardmore - Montrose separation plan
Note: Construction has begun on the pedestrian section of the Lakefront trail, between Foster and Montrose. During this time, both pedestrian and bike traffic will use the recently completed bike portion of the trail.
|Lincoln Park||Montrose to Fullerton||Bidding||Summer 2018||Fall 2018||
View the Montrose - Fullerton detour plan map, which shows the routes in use during construction.
|Lincoln Park||Fullerton to North||Complete||Mid-May 2017||Completed October 2017||View Fullerton - North separation plan
|Lincoln Park||North to Oak||Construction||Spring 2018||Fall 2018||View North - Oak separation plan
Note: Starting April 23, the existing trail will be reduced to a combined width of 8' for all trail users, during the construction of this area. View the North-Oak Phasing plan to see the area affected by this change.
|Lincoln Park||Oak to Ohio||Complete||Mid-May 2017||Completed August 2017||View Oak-Ohio separation plan|
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.