To target sidewalk squares that need replacing, a contractor for the City of Wheaton will begin sidewalk removal and replacement work tomorrow in various locations in Wheaton. Globe Construction is the contractor for this year's sidewalk replacement work.
The City's focus for the program this year is the area from Roosevelt Road (Route 38) north to Illinois Street, and from President Street to the City's eastern limits. Other spots in need of immediate repair have also been identified for spot repairs. See a map of the areas in this year's program.
Residents whose properties have sidewalk squares that cross their driveway that are scheduled for replacement will receive a direct notice from the contractor with instructions on any action they need to take (such as a possible need to move vehicles prior to work starting).
The City’s Streets Division uses specific criteria to decide which sidewalk squares need replacing, related to the severity of cracking, spacing, or settled/raised squares. For more information about these criteria, please see the Sidewalk Maintenance Policy (pdf).