Arterial Sidewalk Improvement Program - Summer 2019

Project Description


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 introduce a new program to complete review and improvement work on "arterial sidewalks" or the sidewalks alongside major roads in the Village. The first year will focus on the sidewalk located along the sections of Willow Road located in the Village as well as Landwehr Road between Techny Road and Willow. A map of the areas to be included can be found at this link.

Enabling Resolution

A full description of this project and the contract award will be found in the enabling resolution passed by the Village Board. This will be available after the bid and Village Board acceptance in the spring.

Project Overview


The 2019 sidewalk rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin in the late spring. More details will be posted here once they become available.

Project Updates

 December 20, 2018 - Work Announcement

Details and a work schedule will be available when this project is awarded in spring 2019.