PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:
Director of Public Works Vincent Laoang, 630-260-2110

2012-06-12

Sidewalk Replacement Program Under Way

WHEATON, Ill. – A long-term program to replace highly defective sidewalk squares throughout the City is under way. Because Wheaton has more than 265 miles of sidewalks, the City is starting this program with just one section of the city, which will serve as a pilot area for how other areas throughout the city should be addressed. The program area is bounded by Naperville Road to the west, Roosevelt Road to the north, and the City’s southern and eastern limits. In this area alone, the City identified more than 2,500 sidewalk squares that met the City’s “highly defective definition” and need to be replaced.

The City hired independent contractor D’Land Construction to remove the existing sidewalk, frame and pour the new sidewalk, and complete restoration work. Crews are scheduled to begin work on Monday, June 18, and the City anticipates the project to be complete by the end of summer. The engineering firm Pavia-Marting is overseeing the contractor’s work.

Residents who live in this southeastern section of the City and have a sidewalk square adjacent to their property that is scheduled to be replaced received a letter of notification. You can view the progress of the sidewalk replacement effort on the City’s website. The site will be updated daily, and it includes specific information about sidewalk squares scheduled to be replaced, including photos of the defective squares.

Questions about work in your area can be addressed to Rick Puno of Pavia-Marting at 630-774-8822 ricardo.puno@pavia-marting.com.

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