Program for New Sidewalks
In February 2018, the City Council voted to approve a program for new sidewalks in the City of Wheaton. The City is working with District 200 and the Wheaton Park District to create a complete pedestrian system to all school and park sites.
New sidewalks will be recommended based on the following criteria and as the budget allows:
- Distance to the School - This was the top priority. The closer to the school, the greater number of points provided. With nearly $1MM worth of sidewalks within the 1,500 radii, requests outside of the 1,500 radius were not considered.
- Street Category - Collector streets received more points than local streets. Local streets received more points than cul-de-sacs.
- Partially Constructed Sidewalks - Leverage these areas where some new slabs could possibly connect existing sidewalks. More points for small gaps based on linear feet.
- Street Layout (Geometry) - With safety in mind, streets with extreme vertical or horizontal curves and/or without curbs received maximum points, while streets that appear open and straight or flat received minimum points.
New Sidewalks Planned for 2018
*While Foothill/Aurora Way ranked high in the needs analysis, the area contains a floodway which would require a bridge structure, extensive permitting from multiple regulatory agencies and pre and post construction modeling of the channel.
To learn more about the City of Wheaton's new sidewalk program, please view the video and information below:
For more information on the City's program for new sidewalks, please contact City Engineer Sarang Lagvankar: 630-260.2067 / email@example.com