2016 East Wilson Street Sidewalk Construction Project

Current Status (September 16, 2016)

The installation of the sidewalk was completed during the month of August. The contractor has completed restoration work and has only minor clean-up work to finish the project.

Current Status (May 12, 2016)

The project bid for the sidewalk construction was advertised on March 29, 2016.  A total of eleven (11) contractors picked up the bids from the City. Bids were opened for the sidewalk construction on April 19, 2016 and the contract has been awarded to Geneva Construction Company of Aurora in the amount of $41,000. The City’s participation of this amount is approximately $11,070 or 27% of the total construction cost. At this time we anticipate that the contractor will submit a schedule for the start of construction within 2 to 3 weeks.

Project Scope

The sidewalk project will take place on the north side of East Wilson Street between Woodland Hills Road and Kirk Road. The work consists of selected tree removal, excavation, curb repairs, concrete sidewalk, ADA compliant sidewalk ramp construction, and landscape restoration.
Several different types of activities will take place including removal of selected trees within the limits of the sidewalk, excavation of the topsoil  for the new sidewalk, aggregate foundation base construction and  “dig-out” repairs, concrete curb removal and replacement, sidewalk construction, ADA curb ramp installation,  traffic control, and other related works.

Construction Impacts

The majority construction activities will take place within the parkway area on the north side of East Wilson Street.  Traffic impact will be minimal to residences businesses and motorists, however, temporary lane closures may be required for various phases of the work.

Project Funding

In 2015, the City applied for funds thru the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and was awarded funding for the project as a 75/25 percentage cost share. The estimated cost for construction and engineering for this project is $55,000. The City will receive approximately $40,000 in grant funding with the remaining portion paid for locally.

Contact Information

For concerns, questions or special events that need to be coordinated, please call 630-454-2750 or contact Timothy Grimm. Staff will get back to you during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Between the hours of 4 p.m. - 7 a.m., for non-life threatening emergencies, please contact the non-emergency police line at 630-454-2000

For emergency situations, please dial 911.