The City was awarded a grant through the Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Urban Sidewalk Program for a project to construct a sidewalk on one side of Jefferson St. from Taylor St. to Washington St.
The project will provide safe and accessible sidewalks for pedestrians traveling along this route. It will also provide an ADA accessible route between the downtown and uptown business districts, where one does not currently exist.
Currently, pedestrians traveling on both Jefferson Street and Quincy Street are forced to walk in the street, as cars are often parked in the informal gravel shoulder at the edge of the road. The proposed sidewalk will be an ADA accessible alternative to the Haller Fountain stairs or a steep trail (buggy trail) which connects Downtown and the Uptown.
The proposed project schedule:
* Design to start winter of 2017
* Construction bid advertisement spring of 2018
* Project completion by September 2018