Public Invited to Provide Input on Downtown Streetscape Project on Oct. 29
Second Public Input Session Set for Tuesday, October 29
The City of Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development Business (TED) Group will host a second public input session on Tuesday, October 29 to share updated designs for the first phase of the Downtown Streetscape Project improvements. The public input session is open to the public and scheduled from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the NEU meeting room at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
Following the first public meeting on Sept. 4, 2019, the project consultant, CivilTech Engineering, Inc., and City staff evaluated public comments and performed additional engineering analysis to develop a preferred alternative. During the Oct. 29 session, City and CivilTech representatives will provide a brief presentation summarizing the process to date and design components of the preferred alternative. Presentations will be made around 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.; the same information will be provided at each presentation. Updated exhibit boards will be present, and City staff and consultants will be available to provide project details, answer questions and receive feedback during this open house-style event. Feedback collected will be considered in the development of the final streetscape design and construction documents.
The proposed project aims to rebuild sections of Webster, Jefferson, Main, and Jackson to the Downtown Streetscape Standards. The construction, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring of 2020, includes utility repair and upgrades, streetscape modernization, complete road reconstruction and pavement upgrades for Jefferson Avenue, Main Street and Jackson Avenue in the downtown core. The new design will also include changing the existing angled parking on Main Street and Jefferson Avenue to parallel parking. These updates will improve pedestrian mobility, accessibility and safety in this area.
Project information and exhibit boards are also available at www.naperville.il.us/dtstreetscape. Those unable to attend a public input session may send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org until November 8, 2019.
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