Replace sections of walkways on corners of 8th & Jackson intersection with concrete ramps and curb cuts
The boardwalks are 6' wide and average about 15' from the intersection of walkways to the edge and would be replaced in the same dimensions. The wooden boardwalk sections heading north or south from the intersection on three corners also contain a short section of conduit for the nearest streetlight under the walkways. This conduit will be changed from a right angle down the walkway and across to extend diagonally from the intersection through the grass to the light. These grassy areas have been heavily disturbed for walkways, streetlights, utilities, and street repair for well over 50 years. The new trench will be approximately 4" wide, by 18" deep x 8' long.
These walkways are the most direct route to the Lincoln Home from any direction and are used heavily by visitors and local pedestrians.
Jason Taylor, 217-391-3235
Currently eight wooden or brick walkways end at the curbs at all four corners of 8th & Jackson streets adjacent to the Lincoln Home. The walkways remain at ground level, necessitating a step down of 6-8" to the street level to get across the street. This project would replace approximately 15' of walkway in each direction to create a sloping ramp and a curb cut, mitigating the transition from the boardwalk to the street. The material used would be exposed aggregate concrete on three corners. The fourth corner, a wide brick walkway/plaza in front of the Lincoln Home, would use plain concrete with a brick paver top layer to better blend in with the plaza. This is a temporary mitigation until a park-wide design is developed.