HR Green to Work with LCDOT on Bike Path Connection Plan
HR Green Inc. is pleased to announce it has been selected to provide Phase I engineering and environmental studies for a proposed IL Route 137 Bike Path that will connect the Des Plaines River Trail at Independence Grove Forest Preserve (LCFPD) to the Robert McClory Bike Path in North Chicago.
The 5.5 mile bike path is proposed to be located generally along the IL Route 137 corridor. However, the final preferred alignment for the bike path may include sections within or just outside the IL Route 137 right-of-way connected with sections along nearby local routes.
“We are excited for the opportunity to be working with the Lake County Division of Transportation on this project,” said Ron Krall, HR Green project manager. “We know that with our experience coordinating with multiple stakeholders, our GIS talents as well as our more than 100 years of engineering experience we will find the best alignment for this bike path.”
The Des Plaines River Trail traverses north–south along the route of its namesake river through both Lake and Cook counties. The more than 56-mile trail connects numerous forest preserves, parks and communities between the Illinois–Wisconsin border and south, well into the western Chicago suburbs.
The Robert McClory Bike Trail strings together the communities of Highland Park, Highwood, Fort Sheridan, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Naval Station Great Lakes, North Chicago, Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion and Winthrop Harbor before seamlessly melding into the southern end of the 18.6-mile Kenosha County Bike Trail at the Wisconsin state line.