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Funding for new sidewalks announced
(Posted Feb. 21, 2011)
The city of Columbus will spend more money on sidewalk construction, repairs and pedestrian safety measures in 2011 than in any other year.
According to a news release by Council member Hearcel F. Craig, the investment of $4 million from capital budget will help improve and connect Columbus neighborhoods.
“Safe sidewalks are essential to healthy neighborhoods,” said Craig, who is chair of the Health, Housing and Human Service Committee. “They connect residents and neighborhoods with stores, libraries and schools.”
Since 2000, the city has spent more than $30.1 million to build or replace more than 114 miles of sidewalks all around the Columbus. This year Columbus will install sidewalks along:
• Kenny Road, between Kennington Avenue and Kendale Road
• Kenny Road, between Chatham Lane and West North Broadway
• King Avenue, between Andover Road and Westwood Avenue
• West Mound Street, between Brinker Road and Binns Boulevard
• Lane Avenue, between Kenny and Fyffe
• Livingston Avenue, between Woodcrest and Lonsdale
• Mt. Vernon Avenue, between 5th Street and 6th Street
• Northwest Boulevard, between West 5th Avenue and King Avenue
• Refugee Road, between Hamilton Road and Big Walnut Creek
• Whittier Street, between Lockbourne Road and Fairwood Avenue
• Wilson Road, between Valleyview Drive and Enterprise Avenue
• Worthington Woods Boulevard, between Sancus Boulevard and Alta View Road
Columbus City Code states it is the responsibility of the abutting property owner to pay for sidewalk repair and maintenance. City leaders have traditionally set aside money to build or repair sidewalks in areas that lack sidewalks, paying close attention to areas near schools, parks and playgrounds, according to the release.
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