The Village of Glen Ellyn needed a solution to better manage their vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic along the Taylor Avenue underpass, a narrow, one-lane roadway that runs beneath the UPRR/Metra West Line. The Village, searching for an option to separate vehicular traffic from pedestrian and bike traffic, enlisted Benesch to identify, design and manage the construction of a viable solution that wouldn’t disrupt train traffic. Benesch designed the new trail path, including underpass structure headwalls, a temporary earth retention system, new underpass lighting, landscaping and more.
Village of Glen Ellyn
Taylor Avenue Pedestrian Underpass
Glen Ellyn, IL
- Improved safety of pedestrians
- On-site physical constraints
- Locally and federally funded
- Public involvement