Funding for new sidewalks announced
(Posted Feb. 21, 2011)
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
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.