Current Projects in Wheaton
Below are some of the major infrastructure and redevelopment projects the City of Wheaton is working on now. For more information about each project, click on the project name.
To replace the approximately 6,500 parkway ash trees the City removed due to emerald ash borer infestation, the City is funding a multi-year program to replant trees in all suitable locations where parkway ash trees were removed.
The City continues working on a long-term program to replace highly defective sidewalk squares throughout the City.
Each year the City determines which streets will undergo construction based on factors such as condition and the amount of time since the roadways were last improved. See the streets that will be under construction and the project status.
The City’s Water Division will be replacing the majority of the 16,500 water meters within the City as part of its multi-year Water Meter Replacement Program. Current meters have been in service for 10-15 years and are reaching the end of their useful lives.
A joint long-range project of the City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Sanitary District to reduce the incidence of sanitary sewer backups during wet weather.
As part of the Sanitary Sewer Improvement Program, the City has established an area known as the Basin 4 Pilot Project to test methods for reducing excessive flow from entering the City’s sewer system.
Completed Projects in Wheaton
The Illinois Department of Transportation is working on plans to widen Butterfield Road from Naperville Road to Route 59, making the entire stretch of roadway four lanes. While the City of Wheaton is not the responsible agency for this project, information is provided to inform the many residents who will be affected by the construction and resulting improvements. Read more about this project.
The project involves replacing the existing CMP pipes on Main Street with a new box culvert to help reduce the frequency of flooding that is currently affecting the businesses and residents on Main Street.