Mileage markers will be installed Saturday, November 17, along sections of the Old Plank Road Trail that are owned by the Forest Preserve District. Half-mile markers will be added to the existing mile marker signs to improve trail users ability to describe their location in the event of an emergency.
Vehicles will be on the path, but there will be flaggers positioned to warn oncoming bicyclists and pedestrians of the work that is taking place. The marker installation will be performed by local Boy Scouts as part of an Eagle Scout project.
Having markers every mile and half-mile will assist first responders if there is an emergency along the trail.
The work will take place on trail sections that stretch from Washington Street in Joliet east to 108th Avenue and from Pfeiffer Road east to Harlem Avenue.
If the project is not completed Saturday, work also may take place on Sunday, November 18.