Public Invited to Provide Input on Design Options for Phase Two of Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project
Public Input Session Set for Thursday, Nov. 3
The City of Naperville’s Transportation, Engineering and Development Business (TED) Group will host a public input session on Thursday, Nov. 3 to share preliminary design options for the second phase of the Downtown Streetscape Improvements Project. The session is open to the public and will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the NEU meeting room at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The proposed second phase of the project aims to rebuild Washington Street between Chicago Avenue and Benton Avenue and the east side of Main Street just south of Van Buren Avenue. The construction, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in summer of 2023, includes utility repair and upgrades, streetscape modernization, and complete road reconstruction. These updates will improve pedestrian mobility, accessibility, and safety in this area. There are no proposed changes to the parking along Washington Street.
City staff, along with project consultant, Civiltech Engineering, Inc., will share three preliminary project designs. Attendees will have the opportunity to share feedback about their preferred options during the open house-style event. City and Civiltech representatives will be on site to provide details and answer questions. No formal presentation will be given. Feedback collected will be considered when choosing the final design.
This work is part of the multi-year Downtown: Progress in Progress initiative that focuses on continued growth and improvements to enhance the pedestrian experience, improve compliance with accessibility requirements, reconstruct the roadways and repair and replace utilities in the downtown area. The first phase of the project, which included improvements to sections of Webster, Jefferson, Main and Jackson streets, is in the final stages and, pending weather or material delivery delays, should be completed by the end of November.
Exhibit boards will be posted on the website following the public meeting. Those unable to attend the meeting may send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org until Nov. 15. For project information and updates, visit www.naperville.il.us/dtstreetscape. For more information on the City of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us.
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