The one-mile extension with a $2.1 million price tag will extend the asphalt path southwest from Knoch Knolls Park to the 95th Street bridge over the DuPage River.
The new path will extend across several forest preserves, parks and greenways across Naperville, Bolingbrook and Plainfield, providing even more opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
“Too much of our time is spent on phones and computers and playing with technology and gadgets. So, being able to offer an opportunity for the community to come out and visit nature and you know breath fresh air, that’s why we do these things,” said Chuck Maher, Commissioner for the Forest Preserve District of Will County.
The project is a cooperative effort between the Will County Forest Preserve and Naperville Park District.
The DuPage River Trail stretches for 40 miles through Will and DuPage Counties.
Naperville News 17’s Brittany Karlin Reports.
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