Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvement Program - Summer 2021

Project Description


The Village of Northbrook systematically surveys public sidewalks to identify defective and deteriorated sections of sidewalk that create a potential hazard and a liability for the Village. Often, tree roots that push up sections of sidewalks and the Midwest’s freeze/thaw cycle cause sections of sidewalk to be defective and or deteriorate. Village staff survey sidewalks based on logical geographic areas to determine which portions are to be replaced.

In addition to the replacement of failed sidewalk squares, the Village also installs Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) required ramps at intersections and replaces select curbs adjacent to the sidewalks. In total, approximately 6% of Village sidewalks are replaced each year. All replacements are performed by the Village’s contractor.

The 2021 program will focus on improvements in the Northbrook East, Skokie Highlands and Timber Hill Estates as well as at least one side of Pfingsten Road from Highland Road to Walters Avenue.

Enabling Resolution

At its Tuesday, May 25 meeting, the Village Board approved Resolution 2021-79 which authorized a contract for sidewalk replacement with Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. for this project. 

Project Updates

September 9, 2021

At this time, the Village’s contractor has completed all substantial work for this project. The Village thanks residents for patience and cooperation during this work. 


September 7, 2021

This week, the Contractor will complete any asphalt work associated with this project and begin the final punch list of items to be completed prior to the work ending.


September 2, 2021

Today, the contractor is completing pours in multiple parts of the community in anticipation of finishing the main portion of the contract. The contractor has also begun restoration work in some areas. Staff anticipates restoration will continue next week.


September 1, 2021

Today, crews will be completing work along Pfingsten Road from Highland Road to Walters Avenue. Staff anticipates all pours will be completed by the end of the day.


 August 27, 2021

This week, the Contractor began work in the Northbrook East subdivision. Work will continue next week in the same area.