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Work begins on Normantown Trail section in Plainfield

Work is underway to create another section of the Normantown Trail in Plainfield.

Tree clearing began two weeks ago and milling, asphalt and concrete work began Tuesday, May 14, on a trail section at 111th Street. The concrete work will connect the new 0.85-mile section of trail with another existing section. The project is expected to continue until the end of July.

The new 0.85-mile section of trail will go from 111th Street south to Rockwell Lane. The northern 1.5-mile section of trail is in place from Vermont Cemetery Preserve in Naperville to 111th Street. The southern section of trail from 127th Street to 135th Street, also has been completed.

While most sections of the road are being trimmed down to a 10-foot wide trail, a 0.15-mile section of the path will remain as a shared-use road so vehicles can continue to access Rockwell Lane from 119th Street. Another 2.2-mile section of the trail will be constructed sometime in the future from 119th Street to 135th Street by the Village of Plainfield and the Plainfield Park District.

Once completed, Normantown Trail will extend 4.7 miles from Wolf's Crossing Road in Naperville to 135th Street in Plainfield and it will link two of the District's preserves: Vermont Cemetery and Wolf Creek.


Lockport Prairie Closed Due to Flooding


The nature preserve, which serves as flood control, is closed on Wednesday, May 22, and will reopen when waters recede.

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Memorial Day Weekend Schedule


Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, all Forest Preserve visitor centers — with the exception of Monee Reservoir — will be closed.

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Forest Preserve Police Continue Fundraising Efforts for Special Olympics


The team has already surpassed last year's fundraising goal and the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser is next up on May 25 in Homer Glen.

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