2019 Sidewalk Work Plan

ADA Curb Ramps – minimum of 40 new ramps

  • 12 ramps with Residential Street reconstruction (Veldee, Phinney Bay and 19th Street).
  • 6 ramps at locations identified by Street Operations (13th/Montgomery, 13th/High, 9th/Veneta).
  • 16 ramps from existing ADA complaints (Sylvan/Robin, Sylvan/Solie, Sylvan/Phillips, Sheridan/Lower Wheaton Way, 13th/Hayward, Homer Jones/North and South entrances to YMCA Parking Lot, Homer Jones/access road at south end).
  • Additional ramps to be identified by the ADA Committee, initial focus will be missing ramps in CDBG Impact Area.  Streets will construct as time allows; initial prioritized list to be established at the February 27th ADA Committee Meeting based on heat map.  
  • Thus far, the city crews have completed 31 curb ramps (which includes the highlighted locations above) and continue to work towards completing more by the end of the year.

Sidewalk Infill and Reconstruction – minimum of 2,000-lf

  • Streets will reconstruct broken sidewalks that cannot be corrected by slab jacking. Initial focus is the CDBG Impact Area – likely 1,000 – 2,000-lf will be constructed in this area.  Additional reconstruction will focus on high pedestrian usage areas and based on existing complaints. So far city crews have completed approximately 1000 lf of new sidewalk, most of which is in the CDBG area. 

Sidewlk Abatement

  • Based on very successful pilot project completed last year, we intend to move a project forward for consideration.  In the pilot 62 misaligned joints were repaired for $10,000 ($161/joint). This is significantly lesss expensive that conventional panel replacement ($800+/- per panel for City construction). Number of locations is approximately 830. 

Slab Jacking

  • Last year the City completed a very successful pilot project to eliminate sidewalk trip hazards using a process called “Slab Jacking”. With this procedure sidewalk panels with vertical misalignment are corrected by injecting a high strength foam and raising adjacent panels. The City has currently advertised this project and the bid opening will be on 12/3/19. Work on this project will begin later in December.
2019 Sidewalk Work Plan