Downtown Streetscape Improvements

Ongoing improvements in Downtown Naperville are 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. 

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.

Nov. 3 Public Input Session

TED staff, along with the project consultant Civiltech Engineering, Inc., hosted a public input session on Thursday, Nov. 3 to share preliminary design options for the second phase of the project and allow businesses and residents to provide feedback on their preferred design.

View the Nov. 3 Exhibit Boards

Current Updates

Phase One: All roadways and sidewalks in the project area are now open. Crews are now focused on a minor finishing touches, the installation of eight roadway light poles and luminaries and four bike racks, and project cleanup. Pending weather or material delivery delays, work should be completed before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Phase Two: Construction to rebuild Washington Street between Chicago Avenue and Benton Avenue and the east side of Main Street just south of Van Buren Avenue is tentatively scheduled to begin in summer of 2023.

Public Involvement

TED staff, along with the project consultant Civiltech Engineering, Inc., hosted a public input session on Thursday, Nov. 3 to share preliminary design options for the second phase of the project and allow businesses and residents to provide feedback on their preferred design.

View the Nov. 3 Exhibit Boards

Project Phases

Phase One (March - November 2022): Phase one included improvements on Jefferson Avenue between Main and Webster streets and Main Street between Jackson and Jefferson avenues. CLICK HERE to read more about phase one. 

Phase Two (Summer 2023): 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 to improve pedestrian mobility, accessibility, and safety in this area. There are no proposed changes to the parking along Washington Street.

Impact

These improvements will be phased to minimize disruption to the downtown business district and nearby residents. Information about specific impacts will be forthcoming when the design plan and timeline are finalized.