Sidewalk repair program just about finished

By Charles Sercombe

With school starting back up in just two weeks, a rush is on to complete a citywide sidewalk repair project.

In fact, repairs should be wrapped up no later than Labor Day weekend, said Martin Ladd, the Director of Public Works.

A number of sidewalks and curbs were repaired this summer thanks to a $900,000 federally-funded project called “Safe Routes to Schools.” Out of that amount, $750,000 was spent on the repairs. The remainder of the money is being used for educating students on safe walking practices.

In the last couple of weeks repairs were focused in the Caniff-Brombach area, which is near Kosciuszko Middle School.

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