WHEATON, Ill. – Access for pedestrians and bicyclists across the Union Pacific railroad tracks in downtown Wheaton has been restored now that the Illinois Prairie Path Bridge has reopened. Construction crews reopened the bridge earlier today.See a video regarding bridge improvements.
The City closed the bridge in November 2009 as part of the Manchester/Wesley roadway bridge reconstruction project. The pedestrian bridge has been completely refurbished and replaced, allowing users to cross over the Union Pacific railroad tracks along the Illinois Prairie Path.
Construction continues on the new roadway bridge, which is being rebuilt and will feature a new configuration for traffic once completed.
Although the Illinois Prairie Path bridge is now open, the City urges pedestrians to still exercise caution in this entire area as construction on the roadway bridge continues.