Sidewalk Replacement and Infill Projects to Start in August
Road Resurfacing Projects Continue in July
Annapolis, MD (6-24-13) Now that the FY 2014 budget has been adopted and the sale of $15 million of bonds for capital construction projects has been completed, Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces that sidewalk repair and infill projects will begin.
Funding of $600,000 was set aside from the bond proceeds for sidewalk repairs. In addition, the City Council approved a new initiative proposed by the Mayor to earmark $260,000 for infill sidewalks in areas along City streets that currently don’t have sidewalks.
In the meantime, the City continues its ongoing street resurfacing projects.
“Streets and sidewalks are a core responsibility of the City,” Mayor Cohen said. “Because of the steps we have taken over the past three years to put our fiscal house in order, we are now able to address the backlog of deferred maintenance that is evident across town. I am especially pleased that we will be moving forward with new infill sidewalk construction that will make it safer for people to get around on foot, and will support healthier lifestyles.”
An invitation for bids went out last week for the sidewalk work, which will include removal and replacement of concrete and brick sidewalks and concrete curbs and gutters. Also included is incidental work such as topsoil replacement, seeding, sediment control, permanent patching adjacent to curbs, gutter repairs and granite curb adjustments.
The anticipated timeline to start both the sidewalk repair and infill work is late August.
Regarding road resurfacing projects, 12 streets were completed in FY13, and 32 streets are slated for FY14. Granada Avenue, Archwood Avenue and the unit block of Charles Street are first on the list for street resurfacing projects, which are scheduled to start in July.
Two paving contractors, Reliable Contracting Co. and M Luis Construction Co., are under contract for the street resurfacing work. The City expects to award contracts to the two lowest bidders on the sidewalk project.