Crews will begin work to replace defective sidewalk squares in southeast Wheaton on Monday, kicking off a long-term program that will replace more than 265 miles of sidewalks, according to a press release from the City of Wheaton.
The program will start in the section of Wheaton east of Naperville Road, south of Roosevelt Road and the city's southern and eastern limits, where city staff identified more than 2,500 "highly defective" sidewalk squares.
Of the 2,500 defective slabs, city staff identified 386 in a "high severity" category, which must be mitigated according to Illinois case law, Assistant City Manager Mike Dzugan told City Council members at an .
Contractor D'Land Construction will remove the sidewalks and pour new squares beginning Monday, June 18. City staff anticipates the project will be complete by the end of the summer.
Residents in the southeast section of Wheaton who live near the sidewalks that will be replaced received notification letters, according to the release. Wheaton residents can track progress of the sidewalk replacement program on the city's website. The estimated cost of the program is $360,000.
Residents with questions about work in their area can contact Rick Puno of Pavia-Marting at 630-774-8822 or email@example.com.