West Street Reconstruction Begins Week of August 7
Removal, replacement of pavement between Emerald, Rickert occurring through September
The City of Naperville will begin reconstruction work on West Street between Emerald Drive and Rickert Drive the week of Aug. 7 as part of the City’s 2023 Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction Program. Work will take place in two phases to minimize impacts, and pending weather and unforeseen circumstances should be complete and all lanes reopened by the end of September.
Construction includes removal and replacement of the pavement and subgrade on West Street between Emerald Drive and Rickert Drive. During phase one, crews will reconstruct the northbound side of the road, moving north and southbound traffic to the southbound side. Once complete, crews will reconstruct the southbound side of the roadway and all traffic will relocate temporarily to the northbound side. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times.
This work will provide motorists with a smoother driving surface and improve the look of a City-owned road in this area. Motorists should allow additional travel time if visiting this area or use alternate routes. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct motorists through the construction area.
Funded by state and local motor fuel tax funds, Naperville’s Street Resurfacing and Reconstruction Program helps maintain safety and improve motorists’ experience on City roads. Roads are evaluated each year to determine those that need preventative maintenance such as patching, microsurfacing and crack-filling, or complete replacement of the entire street surface layer by resurfacing or reconstruction.
For information and updates on this project, visit www.naperville.il.us/west-street-reconstruction.
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.