Open house set on Washington Street Bridge plans
Sun sTaff November 22, 2012 2:50PM
Updated: December 24, 2012 7:23AM
The city of Naperville invites the public to attend an open house to view and comment on exhibits of pedestrian bridge alternatives that are designed to improve mobility on the south Washington Street Bridge located between Ring and Royce roads.
The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Naper Boulevard Library Program Room, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
Engineering consultants will provide a presentation at 6 p.m. and also at 7 p.m., and exhibits of the proposed alternatives will be on hand. City representatives also will be available during the open house to answer questions and provide information about the scope of the study and exhibits.
The existing roadway bridge over the West Branch of the DuPage River currently does not have a sidewalk or shoulder. City staff is working with TranSystems, an engineering consultant, to conduct the feasibility study to identify potential pedestrian accommodations.
The initial phase of the study included an evaluation of existing conditions and consideration of various conceptual improvements. Through this process, two alternative improvements have been selected for more thorough study and one preferred alternative will be selected based on the study results and public input.
For more information about the Washington Street Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study, visit www.naperville.il.us/washpedbridge.aspx.