City Officials Cut Ribbon on Completion of 312 RiverRun Project
City officials gathered Friday at the ribbon cutting for the newly reconstructed Irving Park Road Bridge over the Chicago River’s North Branch. The project included construction of an under bridge along the riverbank that provides an off-street, multi-use trail linking California Park to Horner Park and completes 312 RiverRun, a recreational amenity stretching 1.5 miles from Montrose Ave to Belmont Avenue via the Riverview Bridge completed in 2019.
The 312 RiverRun project extends across 95 acres of park space and will provide residents with access to a network of recreational amenities supported by the Chicago Park District. It was a collaboration between Chicago Department of Transportation, the Department of Planning & Development (DPD), and the Park District, and advances the city’s goal of developing a continuous river trail system.
“This project, and all of 312 RiverRun, demonstrate the importance of investing in infrastructure creatively,” said CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).