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Posted on: January 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Installing 7.5 Miles of New Sidewalks in 2023 to Improve Safety and Accessibility

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This year, the City is preparing to add approximately 7.5 miles of sidewalks in areas where there are currently no sidewalks to make our neighborhoods safer and more accessible for all. The City’s New Sidewalk Program will complete the work the City was unable to finish in 2022 due to a materials shortage and workers’ strike and will continue the City’s comprehensive plan to create a complete network with a sidewalk on at least one side of every neighborhood street.

The program will progress in three phases: spring, summer and fall.

Spring New Sidewalk Program

Street segments included in the Spring New Sidewalk Program will consist of those areas postponed from the fall due to a materials shortage and workers’ strike. These residents have already received the final plans for the location of sidewalks on their street, and they are also listed on the City’s website. Before construction begins, the City will send notices informing these residents of the estimated construction schedule and will follow up with instructions related to parking and driveway access. 

Summer New Sidewalk Program

Residents who live on the street segments listed below will see surveyors contracted by the City marking and measuring for the placement of new sidewalks in their neighborhoods in the next several weeks. Engineers will then design plans for the sidewalk layout, and residents will receive a notice with the proposed layout, along with instructions on how to provide comments on the plans. Once the City finalizes plans, these residents will receive notices with estimated construction schedules and follow-up instructions. Construction is anticipated to begin in June.

Street segments included in the Summer Program:

  • 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

Fall New Sidewalk Program

The final phase of this program will take place in the fall. The street segments to be included in this phase are currently being finalized by City staff. Residents in these areas will receive notices with the proposed plans, an opportunity to provide comments, and updates with construction schedules and instructions.

The City appreciates the community’s patience as we work to make Wheaton neighborhoods safer and more accessible for everyone. 

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