Naperville Riverwalk Addition

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A small addition will be made at the end of the Webster Street footbridge near the Naperville Township building, where the Riverwalk leads to the Water Street District.

It’s being installed due to safety concerns at the location, which leads pedestrians through a parking lot and is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

“I am a huge proponent of public safety anywhere on the Riverwalk and this is something I’ve always been concerned about: the exit of this bridge into the parking lot,” said Riverwalk Commissioner Stephanie Penick.

A portion of the township building’s parking lot will be removed to make the addition, which will feature an accessible eight-foot wide brick pathway, a four-foot buffer to the parking lot, new landscaping, and Naperville’s first automatic flagpole.

The Riverwalk Foundation is privately funding the project, which will be completed by the end of May.

The Riverwalk Commission is also planning a photo contest for the Riverwalk’s 35th anniversary, be on the look out for it this summer.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.