Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvement Program - Summer 2020

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 2020, the Village will focus on sidewalks located in the Charlemagne, Lone Tree, Sunset View Subdivisions, Villas North, Salceda North and Sunny Acres subdivisions as well as Sky Harbor Business Park.

Enabling Resolution

At its Tuesday, July 28 meeting, the Village Board approved Resolution 2020-94 which authorized a contract for sidewalk replacement with Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. for this project. 

Project Updates


August 21, 2020

Work in the Charlemagne Subdivision is substantially complete. Over the next couple of weeks the Contractor will be completing parkway restorations and driveway repairs. Next week the contractor will perform sidewalk removal and replacement work in the Villas North, Salceda North, and Sanders Crossing subdivisions as well as in the Sky Harbor Industrial Park.


January 27, 2020 - Work Announcement

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