The Village of Mount Prospect endeavors to properly maintain its infrastructure. One of the more noticeable maintenance programs involves the public sidewalk and the Village’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program. This program has proven to be a successful partnership between the Village and the property owners. The Village is currently accepting applications from property owners, including businesses, interested in replacing sections of the public sidewalk adjacent to their property. The Village will select a contractor in May through a competitive bidding process and the sidewalk replacement work will continue across the Village throughout the summer.
Applications will be accepted on a “first come, first serve” basis until funding runs out. The last day applications will be accepted is May 16, 2016.
The resident’s share of the cost is $68.00 for a sidewalk square a slight increase over the previous year. Increased concrete costs are the reason for the higher resident’s share. This represents half of the cost of a sidewalk square. The Village will pay the remaining amount. The contractor’s work includes removing the existing square, replacing it with new concrete, and backfilling along the edges with topsoil.
Applications are available online at www.mountprospect.org or at the Public Works Department located at 1700 W. Central Road.
If you have any questions concerning the sidewalk program, please contact the Public Works Department at (847)870-5640 or email