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Cedar Park Sidewalk
March 2023 Project Update
The Temporary sidewalk was installed in November 2021. Feedback received after the walkway was installed was generally positive but concerns were expressed about the location of the proposed permanent sidewalk and how that effects the roadway and parking.
The city requested that the design team revisit the idea of placing the full width of the sidewalk behind the existing curb and present that plan with the impacts on individual properties.
- The design team concluded that even with the sidewalk behind the existing curb parking should be removed from one side of the street to bring the road up to industry standards.
- Moving the sidewalk in will require extensive grading of yards & driveways in the affected areas and will require individual temporary construction easements from a number of affected properties
On March 8, 2023 the design team will present this option and outline these impacts in detail.
The presentation can be viewed (live or after) here: www.youtube.com/CityofAnnapolis
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After the presentation plans we will have a 30 day comment period closing Friday April 7th.
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The City of Annapolis installed a temporary Cedar Park Walkway the first week of November 2021.
The temporary sidewalk Connected the existing sidewalk from the Admiral Heights Community sign to the existing sidewalk near Halsey Road.
On Tuesday October 27th City Officials met with community members on site to discuss three options for the sidewalk project. One option is to put the sidewalk in the existing yards and not change the roadway at all. While this option was not ruled out it will require much more extensive work, yard grading and the use of retention walls. There are concerns about the budget implications, consent needed from affected homeowners and possible storm water, tree removal and utility issues. Two other options were discussed. Option one has the sidewalk on the "outbound" side and the parking on the opposite or "inbound" side. Option two has the sidewalk on the "outbound" side of the road and the parking adjacent to the sidewalk with parking removed from the "inbound" side. please see pictures in link below).
While there were proponents for both options (as well as proponents for the in the yard option and no sidewalks at all) the most popular choice was Option two - to place the parking lane next to the sidewalk.
This temporary sidewalk is being installed to allow residents to see the proposed location of the permanent parking and sidewalk in action and to provide a walkway for use until the permanent sidewalk can be installed. Residents can expect a series of flexible reflective posts and parking bumpers, defining the temporary walkway as well as new paint indicating travel lanes and parking areas.
This is an interim step of the Cedar Park Sidewalk capital improvement project. The final project scope is to construct a 5’ concrete sidewalk and curb from Halsey Road to Windell Avenue.
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- Provide a sidewalk connection from existing sidewalk to Windell Avenue (Approx. 1800LF)
- Temporary sidewalk/walkway and no parking signs placed in November 2021.
- Sidewalk will be 5’ wide extending from existing curb line into Cedar Park drive
- Parking will be removed on Cedar Park Road across from the proposed sidewalk.
- The temporary walkway will remain until permanent installation is completed.
- The project will include new driveway aprons and minor driveway adjustments.
- ADA truncated domes will be placed at every street crossing.
- Storm drain inspection and adjustments will be made to accommodate storm water management practices and new curb line.