Sidewalk Replacement

Sidewalk repairs ensure pedestrian safety as well as reduce liability for the property owner and the Village. If your public sidewalk is in need of replacement contact Public Works using the online request form. A supervisor will check and determine the severity of the hazard. Temporary blacktop can be provided for tripping hazards until replacement can be made.

Timeline

Sidewalk replacement lists are generated in the fall of each year. The resident deadline for online request forms need to be completed by October 31st to be considered for the following year spring replacement. Sidewalk replacement typically begins in August. 

Replacement Criteria

Sidewalk squares that meet the replacement criteria are marked with white paint. If driveway access will be restricted to conduct the repair, the Public Works Department will contact the Police Department for approval for overnight parking. The residents need not call to make the request.

Walks must be sunken or risen to a height difference of one inch or more between sections.

Measurement of Sidewalk Rise

At least 50%of the surface of the square must be deteriorated.

Deteriorated Sidewalk

Broken and separated into three or more pieces.

Cracks in Sidewalk

How Sidewalks Are Repaired

  1. A saw is used to cut the sidewalk square allowing for clean removal and preventing damage to adjacent sidewalk squares or driveway pavement.
  2. The sidewalk square is removed.
  3. Installation of wood or metal framing is used to help form the concrete when poured.
  4. Concrete is poured and patching of the asphalt driveway apron if necessary.
  5. Around the sidewalk square is backfilled with topsoil and seed.

Please note: all decorative landscaping, sprinkler systems and buried electronic fence equipment must be located and clearly marked by the homeowner. Protection of these items is the responsibility of the homeowner. The Village of La Grange Park will not be responsible for damage to unmarked systems.