CHICAGO – State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, is highlighting the upcoming application day for Chicago’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program, which allows homeowners to share the cost of sidewalk repairs with the city government.
“Damaged and cracked sidewalks aren’t just eyesores for homeowners and neighborhoods, they can present safety hazards to the people who use them,” Lilly said. “That’s why I want homeowners in Chicago to know about the sidewalk repair and replacement program, which allows homeowners to replace sidewalks at a cost lower than that offered by private contractors.”
The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program divides the cost of sidewalk repairs between homeowners and the city for public sidewalks, including those through a driveway, at below-market rates. Costs range from $600 to $1,500, depending on the extent of the repair and replacement, and seniors and people with disabilities are eligible for a 50% discount. Necessary repairs and replacements are performed by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) based on engineering considerations.
The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program will be open to new applicants on Jan. 11, 2021 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through Chicago’s 311 system by calling 311, visiting the city’s online service portal at 311.chicago.gov or using the city’s CHI311 mobile apps on Apple or Android devices. More information and answers to frequently asked questions are available at tinyurl.com/2021-sidewalk-program, by calling CDOT at (312) 744-1746 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Chicago’s Shared Cost Sidewalk Program offers incredible value for homeowners, including seniors, who need sidewalks replaced,” Lilly said. “I highly recommend that all homeowners in need of sidewalk repairs or replacements take advantage of this valuable service from the city of Chicago.”
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