Benches located along the Rock Run Greenway Trail are being removed and will be replaced as part of a bench improvement and replacement program instituted in 2016.
The project is currently underway, but weather and other factors could affect the timeline.
Existing benches will be removed and 10 new benches will be installed in the Rock Run corridor north of Jefferson Street and east of Interstate 55. All of the benches will be compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Since the bench improvement and replacement program was created, the Forest Preserve has been systematically replacing dilapidated and non-ADA compliant benches, as well as installing new benches in areas where they are lacking.
Whether due to age, use, and/or accessibility issues, many of the existing benches and bench pads throughout the Forest Preserve District are in need of replacement. The goal each year is to replace all benches in one or two preserves or trail systems.
Commemorative plaques on existing benches will be reinstalled on new benches.
Benches were replaced along the Old Plank Road Trail in 2017 and in Hickory Creek Preserve in 2018.
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