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Check Out This Video Tour of The 606's Construction

Although The 606 (aka Bloomingdale Trail) won't open this year as originally anticipated, the good news is that construction crews have gotten the old rail line to a point where it is beginning to actually look like an elevated park space and bike path. The Tribune's RedEye recently stopped by the construction site for a hard hat tour and came away from their trip with this cool video. When The 606 opens next June, the 2.7 mile rails-to-trails project will sport 250,000 new plantings and multiple new parks along the trail. The $95 million project has been in the works for a decade, and is considered one of the most anticipated new park spaces coming to Chicago.
·Blazing the Bloomingdale Trail: Over the hills, through the woods [RedEye]
·Previous 606 coverage [Curbed Chicago]

The 606 Western Trail Head

1821 N Ridgeway Ave Chicago, IL 60647