Arterial Sidewalk Improvement Program - Summer 2019
2019 Construction MapThis 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 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.