Annual Sidewalk and Curb Replacement Program



Every year, the City sets aside money to repair potentially hazardous and damaged sidewalk throughout the City. Annually, one-quarter of the City is surveyed and all potentially hazardous sidewalks in this area are identified and put on a list. The City also accepts complaints from citizens about individual sidewalks, even if they are not in the area that is being surveyed that particular year. If you would like to alert the City of a potentially hazardous sidewalk, please contact the Engineering Division. If a sidewalk is determined very hazardous, a temporary repair will be made.

The City then takes the list of potentially hazardous and damaged sidewalks, prioritizes them, and puts out competitive bids for the replacement of sidewalk. Sidewalks that could be potential tripping hazards or are severely damaged are given a higher priority over those sidewalks that have mostly aesthetic damages.

Project Contact: Carl Papp, Engineering and Building Inspector
Phone: (815) 356-3605

2016 Project Updates:

  • July 13, 2016: The concrete work is substantially complete with restoration work continuing.  
  • July 6, 2016: Restoration of the areas within the resurfacing project started. The sidewalk program that removes tripping hazards will be substantially complete on July 7. 
  • June 29, 2016: The contractor is about 95 percent complete with the areas within the streets to be resurfaced. Restoration of the areas still needs to be complete. The contractor will start the sidewalk program that removes tripping hazards next week.
  • June 22, 2016: The contractor started curb and sidewalk removal on June 20 on the streets which are planned to be resurfaced. 
  • June 8, 2016: The contractor anticipates starting curb and sidewalk removal on June 13 on the streets which are planned to be resurfaced.
  • May 11, 2016: A preconstruction meeting was held on May 10. The contractor anticipates starting in June on the streets which are expected to be resurfaced.
  • April 5, 2016: The City Council awarded the contract to the lowest bidder, Suburban Concrete.