Public Invited to Provide Input on Downtown Streetscape Project
Morning and Afternoon Public Input Sessions Set for Wednesday, September 4
The City of Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development Business (TED) Group will host two public input sessions on Wednesday, September 4 to share preliminary designs for the first phase of the Downtown Streetscape Project improvements. A morning session will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. and an evening session will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Both sessions are open to the public and scheduled in the NEU meeting room at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
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.
City staff, along with project consultant, CivilTech Engineering, Inc., will share three preliminary project designs and traffic alternatives during each input session. Attendees will have the opportunity to share feedback about their preferred options during these open house-style events. City and CivilTech representatives will be on site during both sessions to provide details and answer questions. No formal presentation will be given; the same information will be provided at the morning and evening sessions. Feedback collected will be considered when choosing the final streetscape design.
For project information and updates, visit www.naperville.il.us/dtstreetscape.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.