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Posted on: August 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Pilot Program Improving Sidewalks through Saw Cutting

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This week, the City of Wheaton is starting a pilot program to improve the City’s sidewalks and make them more ADA-compliant through saw cutting uneven squares. The City is using this process to remove sidewalk faults that are between ½” and 1 ½," which will reduce the potential for tripping and make sidewalks more accessible for all. Compared with replacing entire sidewalk squares, saw cutting is a more efficient, less expensive solution. 

The City has contracted with Hard Rock Concrete Cutters, Inc. to work on City sidewalks that are south of Roosevelt Road on the west side of Wheaton. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the City anticipates this work will last approximately 2 weeks.  

The City's annual Sidewalk Replacement Program will continue addressing severe sidewalk defects, such as sidewalk squares that are raised 1 ½" and greater. 

Thank you for your patience as crews work to make these important improvements to our community’s neighborhoods.

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