The Village of Northbrook systematically surveys public sidewalks to identify defective and deteriorated sections of sidewalk that create a potential hazard and a liability for the Village. Often, tree roots that push up sections of sidewalks and the Midwest’s freeze/thaw cycle cause sections of sidewalk to be defective and or deteriorate. Village staff survey sidewalks based on logical geographic areas to determine which portions are to be replaced.
In addition to the replacement of failed sidewalk squares, the Village also installs Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) required ramps at intersections and replaces select curbs adjacent to the sidewalks. In total, approximately 6% of Village sidewalks are replaced each year. All replacements are performed by the Village’s contractor.
A full description of this project can be found as part of Resolution 2018-28, which awarded the project to the Village's contractor, Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc.
The 2018 sidewalk rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin in the late spring. More details will be posted here once they become available.
October 5. 2018
This week, the Village’s contractor began replacing failed sidewalk squares along
Raintree, Snowbird, and Sunburst Lanes. Once this work is complete, crews will move
to the Wood Glen Subdivision area. Residents impacted by the work have been
notified by letter. See the map for the sidewalk rehabilitation locations.
September 28. 2018
The 2018 sidewalk rehabilitation project began this week with Public Works crews pruning tree roots that are pushing up sections of sidewalk. The Village’s contractor is expected to begin the removal and replacement process of failed sidewalk squares the week of Monday, October 1. Residents impacted by the work have been notified by letter. Please see the map to the right for the sidewalk rehabilitation locations.