Trail Opportunity: Northwestern Greenway
The webmaster of the Greenway Planning Database, Steve Breese, has proposed a new multi-use trail along a vacant strip of property along the northern boundary of Inverness. Efforts to secure a pedestrian underpass under Dundee Road during the current bridge recontruction project have been unsuccessful. (see Timeline below)
The trail would be built on a 1.75 mile strip of land located immediately south and parallel to the Union Pacific Railroad between Quentin and Dundee Roads. Most of this corridor is preserved as a trail easement along the rear lots of single family homes.
DOWNLOAD CORRIDOR MAP - FULL AERIAL 12.4 Mb
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Arthur T. McIntosh's vision for Inverness included bridal paths linking all areas in the Village. That's why he included a trail easement along the entire northern border of his Baldwin Hills subdivision "for the use and benefit of the residents of Inverness".
Reconstruction of the Dundee Road bridge over Union Pacific Railroad and Northwest Highway is currently taking place. Efforts to secure a pedestrian underpass have come to late. This $13.4 million bridge project includes no bicycle or pedestrian accommodations.
This timeline lists all action taken in the development of this trail.