The Grabill Downtown Streetscape Enhancement Project will provide a safer and more desirable experience for visitors and residents by enhancing Downtown Grabill with new streetscapes and lighting for improved pedestrian safety, and new accessible sidewalks to meet ADA guidelines to offer ease of access to multiple downtown businesses. The streetscape project will also include upgrades to the storm sewer and water system to improve utility service and safeguard surface-level improvements. These actions are necessary to protect critical public infrastructure in the downtown while keeping Grabill’s rich and rustic history intact.

The project area will comprise of a portion of Grabill Road/State Street along the corner block of the Country Shoppes to the intersection of Grabill Road/Main Street and south to First Street. Sidewalk improvements on Grabill Road will focus on the south side of the street to address safety issues. New pavement resurfacing will be applied throughout the project area, and sidewalk reconstruction will include both the east and west sides of Main Street running parallel to First Street.

The project scope will include new sidewalks and streets to meet federal ADA requirements and aesthetic enhancements to improve the overall convenience and visual appeal of the downtown. The estimated timeline for the project is February 1 – May 7, 2022.