City Sidewalks Getting Facelift; Repairs Ongoing in Trio of Residential Areas

By Julie Perine on December 01, 2017 via

After fresh paving of roadways this past summer, some of the city’s sidewalks are getting a facelift. It’s all part of a concrete repair project, said City Engineer Beth Fox.
“Parrotta Paving got the award for the citywide concrete repair work,” she said. “They completed all of the roadway sections on the project and are about to finish up on the sidewalk portion along Philadelphia Avenue.”
Sections of sidewalk will also be repaired along Worthington Drive and Willis Avenue.
“Many people ask why we are not installing new sidewalks in locations where (repairs) are needed,” Fox said. “This particular project, however, focuses on our existing areas that we found to be safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists.”
The city has a responsibility, Fox said, to maintain what already exists and prevent unnecessary accidents.
Following completion of the sidewalk project, Parrotta Paving will be mobilizing to Mesa Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue to install a new curb.
“We are anticipating that project to wrap up in about three weeks,” Fox said. “In addition, our city concrete crew will be installing new sidewalks in locations where they will be needed in the near future, though the exact locations have yet to be determined.”
Looking ahead, the city plans to work diligently on connecting sidewalks and/or trails throughout the community. 

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