Neighborhood Sidewalk Improvement Program - Summer 2019

2019 Construction Map


This project is one of a number of different construction projects occurring in the Village in 2019. To learn more about other projects and see a map, please see the 2019 Construction Interactive Map.



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.

In 2019, the Village will focus on sidewalks located in the Sutton Point and Wildebrook Subdivisions. A map of the area to be included can be found at this link.

Enabling Resolution

At its Tuesday, June 25 meeting, the Village Board approved Resolution 2019-95, which awarded this project to Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. of Skokie, Illinois. More details about this project can be found in the Resolution.

Project Notifications

On Tuesday, July 30, the Village issued letters to all residents who will be impacted by this project. Below is the main letter that was sent:

Project Updates

September 13, 2019

This week, the Village’s contractor completed the remaining punch list items for this year’s program, and the project is now complete. 


September 6, 2019

This week, the Village’s contractor continued restoration work. Staff anticipates crews will complete any remaining punch list items next week.


August 30, 2019

This week, the Village’s contractor continued restoration work. Staff anticipates crews will continue punch list items next week.


August 23, 2019

The Village’s contractor completed all sidewalk installation and began restoration. It is anticipated that crews will complete final restoration next week.


August 16, 2019

This week, the Village’s contractor began removing and replacing failed sidewalk panels in the Sutton Point subdivision. Next week, staff anticipates crews will complete all remaining work for this year’s program, weather permitting. As a reminder, this year’s program includes sidewalks in the Wildebrook and Sutton Point subdivisions and those along arterial roadways on Willow Road and Landwehr Road. Maps of the impacted areas are included below.


August 9, 2019

This week, Public Works crews began pruning roots in preparation for this year’s sidewalk replacement programs. Next week, the Village’s contractor will begin removing and replacing failed sidewalk panels. Sidewalks selected for replacement are identified with a white “X” on them.


July 30, 2019 - Work Scheduled


On Thursday, July 30, the Village issued notice to all residents who will be impacted by this project regarding the timeline for construction. Work is anticipated to begin in mid to late August and take approximately 2 to 3 weeks. 



June 25, 2019 - Contract Award

At its Tuesday, June 25 meeting, the Village Board approved Resolution 2019-95, which awarded this project to Schroeder & Schroeder, Inc. of Skokie, Illinois. More details about this project can be found in the Resolution.


December 20, 2018 - Work Announcement

Details and a work schedule will be available when this project is awarded in spring 2019.