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Neighbors of North Aurora

New pedestrian and bike access routes open at Fermilab

04/10/2015 12:34PM ● By Katelyn Nelson

The 6,800-acre Fermilab campus, open 8am-8pm (March-November) and 8am-6pm the rest of the year, now provides more opportunities to enjoy the Fermilab campus – in particular, parts of the campus that have been previously off limits to bikers and walkers. The main bike and pedestrian path, which stretches from the Pine Street gate off Kirk Road to the Batavia Road gate near Route 59, will remain open, but parts of Wilson Street, North Eola Road and A1 Road are now public access routes. These roads will allow bikers, walkers and runners to loop through the Fermilab site, instead of simply going from one end to the other. Bicyclists can also use the Wilson Street entrance off of Kirk Road to enter the site. New signs are in place marking out the public routes, and those restricted to employees. Come walk your pets in our dog park, fish in our ponds (just bring your valid state fishing license, and check the map for which ponds are publicly accessible) and see our famous herd of bison at their pasture. Please bring a photo ID to get in.