Downtown Streetscape Construction Begins March 1
Construction expected to last until late August
Long-awaited work to improve streets, sidewalks and utilities in portions of downtown Naperville is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 1, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances. These updates will improve pedestrian mobility, accessibility and safety in this area while also ensuring downtown Naperville continues to be a must-see destination for residents and visitors for years to come.
Work will take place along Jefferson Avenue between Main and Webster streets and Main Street between Jackson and Jefferson avenues and is scheduled to be complete by the end of August. Phased work schedules will close portions of streets at various times while still allowing access to businesses. Main Street work begins in Phase 1, with Jefferson Avenue the Phase 2 focus. Phases 3 and 4 focus on Jackson Avenue, Webster Street and water main lining along Jefferson Avenue and may be performed in conjunction with earlier phases. Final roadway surface and project cleanup will take place during the fifth and final phase of the project.
There will be significant impacts to travel in the downtown area during this work even with the phased approach utilized to minimize impacts. There will be no on-street parking or vehicle access on Main between Jackson and Jefferson and on Jefferson between Webster and Main during various work phases. Intermittent impacts and closures will be dependent on the work being performed.
Traffic control plans are in place to maintain pedestrian access to all buildings, and temporary traffic control variations will support truck parking and short-term deliveries. Phase-specific road and parking closure maps are now available at www.naperville.il.us/downtownprogress.
This work is part of the Downtown: Progress in Progress initiative that focuses on continued growth and improvements in the downtown area. Once complete, improvements will include wider sidewalks and more pedestrian space, more trees and plantings, updated street furniture and light fixtures and additional outdoor amenity areas for businesses. For more information and project updates, visit www.naperville.il.us/downtownprogress. For more information about the Downtown Naperville Alliance, contact Executive Director Danielle Tufano at email@example.com.
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.