2020 Sidewalk Removal and Replacement Program

Current Status Update (05/07/2020)

The contractor is working this week on the punchlist items and grass restoration. It’s anticipated that the project will be completed by the beginning of next week, weather permitting.

Status Update (04/23/2020)

All of the concrete will be poured within the next few days. After that the contractor will do the asphalt repair patching, grass restoration and cleanup. That’s expected to be completed within the next 2 weeks, weather permitting.

Status Update (04/16/2020)

The contractor is progressing through the city from east to west. Concrete will be poured on the east side this week and the west side next week. We’ll place a door hanger on your front door if work will be across your driveway as a reminder to please move your vehicle out to the street if necessary.

Status Update (04/09/2020)

The City’s contractor Strada Construction is scheduled to begin the project starting Monday April 13th. It’s anticipated that it will take the contractor about 1 month to repair the 100+ locations throughout the city. If your property will be affected you should have received a letter in the mail earlier this week.

Project Purpose

Each year the City of Batavia performs sidewalk maintenance to repair defects within the city sidewalk system. These repairs ensure pedestrian safety as well as reduce liability for the property owner and the city of Batavia.

Project Background

The City of Batavia repairs and replaces sidewalks with no cost incurred by the residents and business.

The deadline to apply for the sidewalk improvement program is October 31 of the previous calendar year. Please call 630-454-2750, to report a sub-standard sidewalk. City staff will evaluate your sidewalk to see if it qualifies. One of the following conditions must exist:

  • Walks must be sunken or risen to a height difference of one inch or more between sections (JPG)
  • Broken or separated into three or more pieces (JPG)
  • 50 percent or more of the surface deteriorated (JPG)

In the case of asphalt driveway aprons, the City of Batavia will repair the affected driveway aprons. Asphalt driveways will have an approximately 2 foot wide patch around the damaged area. Brick driveways will have only the necessary bricks removed to complete the repairs and will be restored once the sidewalk has been replaced. Typically, concrete aprons do not require any patches. When driveway access is restricted, the overnight street parking restrictions in the area will be relaxed.

For more information about the Sidewalk Replacement Program, please download the list of frequently asked questions (PDF).

*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DECORATIVE LANDSCAPING, SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AND BURIED ELECTRONIC FENCE EQUIPMENT MUST BE LOCATED AND CLEARLY MARKED BY THE HOMEOWNER. PROTECTION OF THESE ITEMS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOMEOWNER. THE CITY OF BATAVIA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO UNMARKED SYSTEMS.

Sidewalk and curb that meet the replacement criteria are marked with white paint. Substandard sidewalk squares in need of repair or replacement will be designated with a white "X" mark. The pink paint is then used to denote sidewalk and curb that is scheduled to be replaced in this year’s upcoming program. See below to learn more about the criteria for replacement and inspection requests.

Construction Impacts

Multiple construction crews perform work in the program. Below is a basic outline of how work is performed:

  • Crews use a saw to cut the sidewalk to allow for clean removal and to prevent damage to the adjacent sidewalk or driveway pavement.
  • A second crew removes the sidewalk/curb/driveway apron.
  • Another crew installs wood/metal framing to help form the concrete when it is poured.
  • A fourth crew pours the concrete and puts the finishing touches on the surface of the concrete. A separate crew will replace the asphalt driveway apron if needed.
  • Finally, the sidewalk/curb/driveway apron is backfilled with topsoil and seed by a landscaping crew.

If a resident is interested in getting their sidewalk removed and replaced through their private contractors, then please read City’s Sidewalk Replacement Program Reimbursement Guidelines (PDF).

Project Funding

This project is funded through City’s Street Improvements-Non MFT fund.

New Sidewalk "100 Year Plan"

"New sidewalks" is described as "filling-in" gaps in public sidewalk and placing sidewalk where none currently exists. The City policy is described in the document below.

New sidewalk policy-100 Year Plan (PDF)

Contact Information

Residents can call the city at 630-454-2750 to take part in the Sidewalk Removal and Replacement Program. To see locations, view the link for the Construction Season Map.