Starting this week, Romeoville closed portions of the trail around Lake Strini to accommodate a redevelopment project to add new amenities.
When completed, the new Lake Strini will feature more native vegetation, a boardwalk extending across the lake, a butterfly garden, a rain garden, multiple stone outcropping fishing stations, sunning steps and decks.
There will also be a new bike repair station, fitness stations and two baggo games for use.
In March, the Romeoville Village Board approved a contract with Integral Construction to undertake the renovations. Construction on the project is starting this month with completion expected in March of 2022.
The village is able to complete the project with the help of more than $382,000 in the form of an Open Space and Land Acquisition and Development grant.