Updated March 24, 2015
Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) staff have begun design and planning work for the 2015 construction season. The Street Maintenance Program improves motorists’ driving and walking experiences throughout Naperville. Motorists can expect a smoother drive and pedestrians can expect a better experience with enhanced crosswalks at intersections and new sidewalks in the project boundaries. Annually, staff evaluates the surface condition of all City-maintained streets to identify and prioritize the roads that need maintenance.
Nearly half of the over $10 million dollars annually spent on street maintenance comes from Motor Fuel Tax funds obtained through state and local sources. Using this fund, the City maintains good street conditions by repaving and reconstructing, patching potholes, repairing deteriorated sidewalks and curbs, crack filling streets, and placing a micro-surface seal on programmed street locations throughout the City.
Work is slated to start in early May 2015 and last until mid-October 2015. Residents throughout the project’s limits will be provided more information through letters mailed to their homes, social media using Naper Notify, and in the local media when possible. Residents, businesses and general motorists are also encouraged to sign up for Naper Notify at www.napernotify.com to receive information and updates via text messages, phone calls or emails. To obtain more detailed information about the street maintenance program and a map of the propose 2015 work locations, visit www.naperville.il.us/constructionalerts.aspx.
Click here to view the preliminary list of streets and subdivisions included in the 2015 program. Affected residents will receive construction notices one week prior to the work. Once work begins in a subdivision, it should be completed in approximately one and a half months. Please be advised that this time frame is tentative pending weather and unforeseen construction complications.
Visit the 2015 Interactive Construction Map to keep track of where work is being performed in the City of Naperville throughout the year.
Funded by state and local motor fuel tax funds, Naperville's Street Resurfacing Program is designed to provide the City with safe, drivable roadway surfaces. The City's annual Street Maintenance Improvement Program consists of three major categories:
- Preventive Maintenance
Each year, the City evaluates its roadways and selects cost-effective maintenance treatments to enhance and extend the useful life of the pavement. When a pavement has deteriorated beyond the point of preventative maintenance and resurfacing, the pavement will be replaced.
The goal of this project is to resurface the road and repair failing concrete infrastructure in the public right-of-way. To accomplish this, deteriorated curb through some driveways and storm structures will be removed and replaced before the street is resurfaced.
A City inspector will evaluate the curbs to determine if it negatively affects the street surface. Those identified curbs will be marked with a set of arrows facing each other to indicate the section of the curb that is to be replaced at no cost to the homeowner. Please note that cracks in your curb do not necessarily indicate a need for replacement. Storm sewers will also be evaluated and replaced as part of the process.
City inspectors will also evaluate your sidewalk to see if it qualifies for the city's Sidewalk Replacement Program, which under city ordinance requires the city to assist property owners with the cost of sidewalk replacement. Through this cost-sharing initiative, the City is required to pay for 60 percent of the sidewalk replacement costs, while residents are responsible for the remaining 40 percent.
Deteriorated sidewalk squares in need of repair or replacement will be designated with a white "X" mark. One of the following conditions must exist for a sidewalk to be replaced using the city's Sidewalk Replacement Program:
- Sidewalk squares must be sunken or risen to a height difference of one inch or more between sections.
- Sidewalk squares must be broken or separated into three or more pieces.
- Sidewalk squares must have 50 percent or more of the surface deteriorated.
Curb Marked for Replacement
Sidewalk Marked for Replacement
In the case of asphalt driveway aprons, the City of Naperville will repair the affected driveway aprons (see examples below). However, the city will not repair the driveway aprons with brick, stamped concrete, stones/gravels and other decorative materials. Since there is a higher replacement cost for brick and other decorative driveway aprons, the City Council voted to reimburse the homeowners for a portion of the repair costs. Brick driveways will have only the necessary bricks removed to complete the repairs. The bricks will then be stockpiled on the property. The property owner must then make arrangements to have them reset by a private brick driveway contractor. When driveway access is restricted, the overnight street parking restrictions in the area will be relaxed. During construction the roadway will be open to local traffic only.
Full length driveway patch from sidewalk replacement
Partial driveway patch from sidewalk replacement
Partial driveway patch from curb and gutter replacement
Please note that all decorative landscaping, sprinkler systems and buried electronic fence equipment must be located, and clearly marked by the homeowner throughout the construction period. Maintaining the markings and protection of these items is the responsibility of the homeowner. The City of Naperville will not be responsible for damage to unmarked systems.
The City welcomes comments and input including special coordination concerns from affected parties. Questions and concerns regarding the City's Street Resurfacing Program can be directed to email@example.com.
A list of frequently asked questions and answers (PDF) is also available.