Projects to begin this year’s sidewalk improvement season will include the flood damaged sidewalk on East Jefferson Street, just east of the bridge on the south side. Cost estimate for this section is $1,225.50.
Marquardt said two additional projects on this year’s Sidewalk Transition Plan are holdovers from the 2017 plan. These projects entail quite a few addresses on South Michigan Street in the area of Ewing and Charles Streets. Addresses included in this year’s projects are: 819, 825, 905, 909, 925 and 933 South Michigan at an estimated cost of $13,122 and 601, 607, 613,701,719 and 727 South Michigan at a cost of $11,827.50. Marquardt said financial reasons kept his staff from completing these projects last year.
One more project was added to this 2018 list, Randolph and Berkley Street, the southwest corner to finish off the intersection to bring it up to ADA compliance at a cost of $9,405.75
Total cost is expected to be $21,560 for man hours and materials.
The Street Superintendent told the Board of Public Works that representatives from MACOG (Michiana Area Council of Governments) will be coming down to assist with updating the ADA Transition Plan.
The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the plan as presented realizing more projects will be added to the plan this summer.