Naperville residents had the chance to voice their opinions on a new project that would make a local bridge safer.
City staff held a meeting outlining the proposals for building a pedestrian crossing along the Washington Street Bridge. Right now the bridge doesn’t have any area for pedestrians to walk safely, or ride their bicycle across the bridge.
There are two proposals on the table for discussion. The first involves widening the bridge on each side that would allow for a five-foot sidewalk for pedestrians. The second option would build a structure parallel to the bridge that would allow for pedestrian traffic on just one side of the bridge.
Both projects cost about the same amount of money and will require state or federal funding to move forward.
Residents had the chance to submit their opinions on each option in writing as well as voicing their opinions at the meeting. The input from the forum will be presented to the Traffic Authority Board. City staff will then begin refining the plans for approval at City Council.
WANT MORE LOCAL NEWS?
Get daily news headlines delivered to your inbox!Sign Up Today!