Old Plank Road Trail Extension Feasibility Study

September 27, 2022 04:05 PM

Connecting IL and IN via the Old Plank Road Trail:

The Old Plank Road Trail Extension Feasibility Study is assessing the potential
to connect the existing Old Plank Road Trail eastern terminus in Chicago Heights, Illinois to the Pennsey Greenway in Schererville, Indiana via an inactive rail line. Alternative trail alignments and connectivity to the surrounding communities will also be explored.

Project Partners:
Chicago Heights, Dyer, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Sauk Village, Schererville, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, the Forest Preserves of Cook and Will Counties, Openlands and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Study Area:
South Suburban Cook County and Northwest Indiana

Want to learn more and join the email newsletter to stay updated on upcoming opportunities to share your thougts? Visit the website: OPRTStudy.org

 Flyer for the OPRT Study. Contains same text as this news article. Includes additional images of trails and railroads. Also has Old PLank Road Trail Extension icon in bottom right, railroads extending into distance next to dandelion.

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