Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvement Program - Summer 2019
2019 Construction Map
This project is one of a number of different construction projects occurring in the Village in 2019. To learn more about other projects and see a map, please see the 2019 Construction Interactive Map.
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.
In 2019, the Village will focus on sidewalks located in the Sutton Point and Wildebrook Subdivisions. A map of the area to be included can be found at this link.
Enabling ResolutionAt its Tuesday, June 25 meeting, the Village Board approved Resolution 2019-95, which awarded this project to Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. of Skokie, Illinois. More details about this project can be found in the Resolution.
Project NotificationsOn Tuesday, July 30, the Village issued letters to all residents who will be impacted by this project. Below is the main letter that was sent:
August 16, 2019This week, the Village’s contractor began removing and replacing failed sidewalk panels in the Sutton Point
subdivision. Next week, staff anticipates crews will complete all remaining work for this year’s program,
weather permitting. As a reminder, this year’s program includes sidewalks in the Wildebrook and Sutton Point
subdivisions and those along arterial roadways on Willow Road and Landwehr Road. Maps of the impacted
areas are included below.
This week, Public Works crews began pruning roots in preparation for this year’s sidewalk replacement programs. Next week, the Village’s contractor will begin removing and replacing failed sidewalk panels. Sidewalks selected for replacement are identified with a white “X” on them.
August 9, 2019
July 30, 2019 - Work Scheduled
On Thursday, July 30, the Village issued notice to all residents who will be impacted by this project regarding the timeline for construction. Work is anticipated to begin in mid to late August and take approximately 2 to 3 weeks.