Village of Glen Ellyn

Taylor Avenue Pedestrian Underpass

Glen Ellyn, IL

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.

Project highlights

  • Improved safety of pedestrians
  • On-site physical constraints
  • Locally and federally funded
  • Public involvement