Lightner Approves $1.7 Million Towards Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Repair
Councilmember Lightner joined City Council on March 9 in voting to approve $1.7 million in bond funds for the replacement of sidewalks which have been damaged by street tree roots Citywide.
The Street Division maintains approximately 5,000 miles of sidewalks. Specific sidewalk and concrete repair locations for this project were selected from the Street Division's concrete repair backlog. Locations which need repair are reported by citizens and City personnel. The Street Division uses the following criteria to identify and prioritize repair locations for both contractual services and City forces work: the severity of the damage, the age of the request, other repair projects occurring at the same location, proximity to high pedestrian traffic facilities, and conflicts with other construction projects. The severity of the damage and the age of the request are the highest priorities, however, if best management practices dictate grouping jobs in the same geographic area, that course of action will be considered regardless of the age of the request. Damage rating factors from 1 to 4 with "1" representing extensive damage to the right-of-way, "2" moderate, "3" routine, and "4" minimal damage, are applied and considered in the prioritization.
Approximately 680 locations will be completed by this contract. Locations to be repaired include sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and curb ramps Citywide. The list of locations, below, may be revised prior to construction in order to coordinate with any construction conflicts that may arise. Construction is expected to start in April of 2010 and be completed in February of 2011.