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Use Caution as Repair Work Takes Place on I&M Canal and Wauponsee Glacial Trails



Trail users should use caution on the I&M Canal and the Wauponsee Glacial trails as repairs continue on the crushed limestone paths in the coming weeks.

Work on the I&M Canal Trail is taking place from 135th Street in Romeoville south to Second Street in Lockport. Wauponsee Glacial Trail repairs stretch from south of Hoff Road to South Arsenal Road south of Manhattan.

Larger "road mix" gravel has been placed in washout areas and potholes to fill in low spots on both trails. Smaller crushed limestone will be placed on top and the repaired trails will then be rolled for a smooth finish.

In the meantime, trail users should use caution as they navigate the areas with larger rock by slowing down or picking alternate trails for their outdoor excursions.

Updates to this information will be posted as necessary. 

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