Program for New Sidewalks

The City is working on a multi-year program to add sidewalks on at least one side of every street to increase safety for pedestrians and improve the walkability of our community. Using safety as the top priority, the program is based on a rating system incorporating many factors to determine the order in which areas receive sidewalks. City staff identified approximately 70 areas in Wheaton that will receive sidewalks through a multi-year program. You can see the presentation of this program to the City Council here.

Criteria used to determine the order in which the 70 street segments will receive sidewalks include:

  • Street classification (arterial, collector, local, or cul-de-sac)
  • Proximity to an arterial or collector street
  • Geometry of a roadway (hills, curves, sight distance issues), and
  • Separation from a travel lane (whether people currently walk in the road, parkway, shoulder, etc.).

Spring 2023 Sidewalk Areas (Postponed from Fall 2022)

The following areas will receive sidewalks on one side of the street:

Summer 2023 Sidewalk Areas:

  • Lynwood Lane, from Greenwood Drive to Delles Road
  • Delles Road, from Lynwood Lane to Arbor Avenue
  • Cadillac Drive, from Santa Rosa Avenue to Webster Avenue
  • Webster Avenue, from Cadillac Drive to Forest Avenue
  • Campbell Avenue, from Illinois Street to Indiana Street
  • Campbell Avenue, from Evergreen Street to Cul-de-sac
  • Gamon Road, from Elm Street to existing sidewalk north of Tennyson Drive
  • Summit Street, from Wendover Lane to existing sidewalk north of Hawthorne Boulevard
  • Thomas Road, from Summit Street to Stoddard Avenue
  • Ranch Road, from Driving Park Road to President Street
  • Howard Court, from Ranch Road to Cul-de-sac
  • Cherry Court, from Ranch Road to Cul-de-sac
  • Webster Court, from Ranch Road to Cul-de-sac
  • Sunset Road, from Aurora Way to Gables Boulevard
  • Cherry Street, from Bridle Lane to Cul-de-sac
  • Woodlawn Street, from existing sidewalk at 1517 Woodlawn Street to existing sidewalk at 1537 Woodlawn Street

Additional Information

You can watch videos of previous City Council discussions of the City's new sidewalk program below:

For other questions, please contact the City's Engineering Department at 630-260-2065.