Sidewalk Replacement Program

The Village of Brookfield maintains approximately 3,100,000 square feet of sidewalk (equivalent to 116 miles of 5’ wide sidewalk).  We have an annual sidewalk inspection and repair program dedicated to replacing defective sidewalks to minimize trip hazards for our residents at 100% of the Village’s cost.

The Village will survey an area of town and replace damaged sections of sidewalk provided that one of the following criteria are met and funding is available:

  • Sidewalk has a vertical mismatch of 2” or greater.
  • Sidewalk has major cracks or portions of loose concrete.
  • More than 50% of the sidewalk surface is chipped or spalled.

Sidewalks with 2” vertical mismatch will have priority replacement.

Street Division Foreman will continue to take sidewalk service requests to determine if the established criteria for replacement are met. If it is determined that any of the criteria are met and the location is in the current survey year, depending on available funding, the sidewalk will be replaced or repaired. If the location is out of the survey year, a temporary repair will be made as necessary and re-evaluated in the survey year it falls in.

Sidewalk Evaluation
Defects and Severity
Type Severity Definition
Vertical Mismatch 1 No mismatch
2 Up to 1/8"
3 1/8" to 1/4"
4 1/4" to 5/8"
5 5/8" to 3/4"
6 3/4" to 7/8"
7 7/8" to 1"
8 1" to 1 1/4"
9 1 1/4" to 1 1/2"
10 Up to 2"
Cracking 1 No cracking
2 Shrinkage type, no seperation or displacement
3 Structural cracks separated up to 1/4"
4 Severe structutal defects, map cracking with no loose pieces, separation from 1/4" to 1/2"
5 Major cracks with chunks of loose concrete
Spalling 1 No spalling
2 Up to 1/2" diameter, 1/4" deep and not more than 8 craters in a square foot
3 Up to 35% of surface is chipping away, spotted or mote than 8 craters in a square foot
4 35% to 50% of surface is chipped away
5 Over 50% of surface is chipped away
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