87th Street Bridge Replacement
87th Street is a minor arterial street in south-central and southwest Naperville that carries traffic east-west and connects Washington Street to Route 59. Along the south side of Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, 87th Street crosses Spring Brook Creek, a meandering waterway with natural twists and turns that provides beautiful scenery and wildlife habitat within the preserve. A small bridge along 87th Street just east of Plainfield-Naperville Road carries traffic over the creek.
The 87th Street bridge is roughly 36 years old and meets Federal Highway Administration qualifications for reconstruction. The City of Naperville is in the process of replacing the bridge, with engineering studies now underway. The project will consist of removing the existing two-lane bridge and replacing it with a two-lane structure with a sidewalk along the south side of 87th Street. Reconstruction is projected to occur in late 2023 or early 2024.
- Project Timeline (Updated Aug. 2, 2022)
CURRENT UPDATES: After hosting a public information meeting July 27, 2022 and receiving public comment, the City is in the process of submitting Phase I engineering studies. The City will await Illinois Department of Transportation approval of Phase I before beginning Phase II engineering. For questions or to submit comments, please contact Project Engineer Phil Tartaglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 305-5203.
- Project Background
The City has been conducting Phase I engineering studies since February 2019 to prepare to replace the 87th Street bridge. The two-lane structure has carried traffic east-west over Spring Brook Creek since roughly 1986 and now meets Federal Highway Administration qualifications for reconstruction.